About Veteran’s Day
According to Wikipedia, Veterans Day (originally known as Armistice Day) is an official United States public holiday, observed annually on November 11, honoring military veterans who served in the United States Armed Forces. Veterans Day also coincides with Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, which are celebrated in other countries that mark the anniversary of the end of 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, when the Armistice with Germany went into effect. At the urging of major U.S. veteran organizations, Armistice Day was renamed Veterans Day in 1954.
Veterans Day is distinct from Memorial Day, a U.S. public holiday observed in May. While Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans, Memorial Day honors those who died while in military service.
There is another military holiday, Armed Forces Day, a U.S. remembrance that also occurs in May, and honors those currently serving in the U.S. military.
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About Guest, Major Scott A. Huesing & Echo In Ramadi
Scott A. Huesing is a retired USMC Infantry Major with over 24 years of service, both enlisted and as a commissioned officer. His career spanned 10 deployments and he conducted operations in over 60 countries worldwide. During his numerous deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Horn of Africa he planned, led, and conducted hundreds of combat missions under some of the most austere and challenging conditions.
As a Marine Infantry Officer in 2006 Scott had the privilege to command Echo Company, 2d Battalion, 4th Marines as part of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), Special Operations Capable (SOC) while attached to 1-9 Infantry Battalion (“Manchu”), 1st Brigade Combat Team (1 BCT “Ready First”), United States Army (USA) as part of the Surge Strategy in Al Anbar Province, Iraq.