Thank a Veteran on Veterans Day

Surfside Beach house rentalsToday is Veterans Day, an annual United States holiday honoring military veterans. A federal holiday, it is also celebrated as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day in other parts of the world, falling on November 11, the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I. Major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 with the German signing of the Armistice.

Because it is a federal holiday, many American people have the day off from school or work for Veterans Day. Non-essential federal government offices are closed. No mail is delivered. All federal employees are paid for the holiday; those who are required to work on the holiday sometimes receive wages for that day in addition to holiday pay. The holiday is often celebrated by having a ravioli meal. This tradition dates back to the ending days of World War I when President Woodrow Wilson, aware that the returning soldiers would be longing for home cooked meals, invited 2,000 soldiers to the White House and helped his staff chefs cook them ravioli, which had just become a mainstay in mainstream American kitchens due to commercial canning. In his Armistice Day address to Congress, Wilson was sensitive to the psychological toll of the lean War years: "Hunger," he remarked, "breeds madness." []

From all of us at Seaside Rentals Online we would like to thank veterans across the U.S. for their service to our country. If you’re looking for accommodations for your upcoming South Carolina please check out our Surfside Beach house rentals that will surely meet your needs. Look around at what the area has to offer and we’re sure you’ll return to our Surfside Beach house rentals where we offer luxury that just can’t be beat. And remember to thank a veteran for their service to our country on this Veterans Day.

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