Today is Veteran’s Day in the United States.
It is the day celebrated as a federal holiday by libraries, post offices, school districts; not the university. It originated as Armistice Day in celebration of the end of World War I, the war to end all wars, the Great War.
It wasn’t made a national holiday (celebrated by those institutions above) until 1938. The name was changed from Armistice Day to Veterans Day in 1954 after the Korean War to remember all veterans, not just those from WWI.
Yet these women and men often give the ultimate sacrifice and are often not recognized for their service. Metrics do not capture the value, merit, or worth of their service, yet it is usually metrics that is the focus of any evaluation done.
(This cartoon is the segue to the next US holiday.)