In honor of Veterans Day this weekend, we wanted to share a post expressing our gratitude for those that defend our freedom.
Here at Beresford Funeral Service, we can not express enough how highly we think of our country's veterans. As many of you know, Houston has one of the largest and busiest national cemeteries in the country. We have a service at Houston National Cemetery probably on average once a month. If you have never been, I encourage all of you to go out there. Personally, it is my favorite cemetery to visit. Not only is it beautiful and peaceful, but it is a humbling and solemn experience.
I'm sure you have seen in movies or have personally attended a funeral for a veteran. You always see the military personnel providing the military honors of removing the flag from the casket, folding it to precision, and presenting it to the next of kin. Being in this business has taught me humility. A large reason for that is because before the military touches that flag, we are the first to place it on the casket. And let me tell you, THAT is about as humbling as it gets.
Read this quick excerpt from an article published by the VA on how Veterans Day was started:
" World War I – known at the time as “The Great War” - officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France. However, fighting ceased seven months earlier when an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. For that reason, November 11, 1918, is generally regarded as the end of “the war to end all wars.” "
If you want to read more of the article, please click HERE.