Basic Life Principles

Timeless truths for our lives and relationships

Five Life Roles

Understanding basic roles we fulfill in our relationships throughout life

Articles

Thought-provoking articles on practical topics

Character Qualities

Being conformed to the likeness of Christ

Matters of Life & Death

Reverencing and Reflecting the Words and Ways of God

Life Questions

Biblical answers to life’s biggest questions

Commands of Christ

Pursuing the heart of the Great Commission

Podcast

Weekly discussions on the Commands of Christ

Videos

Engaging presentations on important life lessons

Family Events

Fun & fellowship around the Word of God

Discipleship Opportunities

Cultivate personal & spiritual growth

Character Curriculum

Biblical Character Illustrated Curriculum for children

Embassy Media

On-demand media library

Study Materials

Resources for individual or small group study

All Events

Calendar of upcoming events

About IBLP

Christ-centered discipleship for individuals and families

News & Reports

Updates from ministry around the globe

Alumni: Share Your Story

We’d love to hear from you!

Thank You, Veterans

November 8, 2017

On November 11, 1918, the Axis and Allied troops signed an armistice (temporary suspension of hostilities) that began at 11 o’clock in the morning. This marked the beginning of the end of WWI. One year later, on November 11, 1919, the United States celebrated Armistice Day for the first time. This day sought to honor those men who had fought in the war. It was marked by parades, public meetings, and a moment of silence at 11:00 a.m. Regarding the first observance of Armistice Day, President Woodrow Wilson said, “To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations.”

In 1938, November 11 was proclaimed an annual holiday, dedicated to remembering those who fought in WWI. Armistice Day was renamed Veterans Day on June 1, 1954. Today, Veterans Day seeks to honor all military veterans, particularly those who are still living. It is a time to show appreciation to the men and women who have served in our country’s Armed Forces on both domestic and foreign shores. 

Over 21 million American veterans from all wars are still living today. These selfless individuals have made many sacrifices to protect this great nation. Their sacrifices have allowed the United States to become the nation that it is. Their commitment has instilled a sense of safety, contentment, responsibility, determination, loyalty, and honor in Americans. 

To the many men and women who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States, thank you. Thank you for your sacrifice and service for the citizens of the United States of America. Thank you for defending the freedoms of this great nation. Thank you for laying down your lives so that American citizens may live in peace.

Sign Up for Email Updates

From Our library

Recent Posts

Loading...