At Miller Jones, we’re extremely grateful for the brave men
and women in our community who have served our country in the U.S. Army, Air
Force, Marine Corps, Navy, and Coast Guard. Their selfless contributions are
deserving of deep appreciation and support, for generations past and for those who
continue to serve today. Currently, an estimated 19 million veterans are living
in the United States. Whether we realize it or not, we have our veterans to
thank for fighting for the freedoms we regularly enjoy. As you and your family
make plans for this year’s Veterans Day, it’s important to understand why this
time of year is set apart. We not only observe this month to honor vets, but
use it as a stepping stone to learn how we can support those who have put
everything on the line to keep us safe.
Originally known as Armistice Day, Veterans Day is a federal
holiday observed in the United States every year on November 11th. Here
are a few historical facts about Veterans Day:
Veterans Day is also known as Remembrance Day, a
celebration of the end of World War I, which was formally ended at the 11th
hour of November 11, 1918, when the Armistice (a temporary halting of
hostilities) with Germany went into effect.
In 1926, congress passed a resolution for an
annual observance and November 11th became a national holiday beginning in 1938.
In 1954, Armistice Day was officially renamed Veterans Day.
Different from Memorial Day, which we celebrate
in May and honor those who have died while serving in the military, Veterans
Day honors all veterans and their service.
Every Veterans Day (and Memorial Day), Arlington
National Cemetery in Virginia holds a memorial service for veterans and their
families. The cemetery is home to about 400,000 men and women – most of whom
have served in the military.
There are many ways to honor the veterans in your family and
community, on Veterans Day as well as year-round. Some ideas include:
1.Call a veteran you know and ask to hear their stories.
2.Send ‘Thank You’ cards to veterans at your local senior
living community or through organizations such as the Wounded Warrior Project
or Operation Gratitude.
3.Visit a local military landmark and learn its history.
4.Call your local American Legion or VFW and ask about
upcoming public or virtual events.
5.Visit the grave of a veteran and reflect on their
service and sacrifice. Both our cemeteries, Minefee Valley Cemetery, and
Riverside National Cemetery memorialize veterans.
At Miller Jones, we have a deep and longstanding respect for
the military men and women who have dedicated their lives to serving our
country. We are honored when families of veterans choose us to help them
remember their lives and their sacrifices, and to guide them through grief in
their time of need. We also support our veterans in our own communities:
We proudly employ veterans at all our locations.
We work closely with Riverside National
Cemetery, one of the largest military cemeteries in the nation.
We have a long history of helping families hold
military funerals and memorial services.
Every year, we host an annual veterans salute
honoring a member from local posts throughout our communities.
If you or your loved one is a veteran and would like to
learn more about military honors, the services we provide at Miller Jones, and
planning a military funeral in advance, our team is always available to chat
and answer any questions you have. Our experienced staff can walk you through
the veteran benefits you or your loved one qualify for, coordinate with
preferred military cemeteries, and discuss any personal touches you’d like
added to a military service to honor a life in the best way possible. Visit our
Veterans Servicespage or call any of our locations in Hemet,
Menifee, Moreno Valley, Murietta, Perris, or San Jacinto at (951) 658-3161.
Recognizing and appreciating those who have served our
country is the best way to celebrate Veterans Day. This year, we’d like to
extend our utmost gratitude to the veterans who have risked their lives in the
line of duty, their families and the sacrifices they, too, have made and wish
those abroad a safe homecoming
Proudly Serving the Communities of Hemet, Sun City, Menifee, Perris, San Jacinto, Moreno Valley, Lake Elsinore, Romoland, Beaumont, Banning, Murrieta, Temecula, Riverside