Today, we celebrate those who have bravely served in the United States Armed Forces. Once observed as Armistice Day, this federal holiday was dedicated to the cause and preservation of world peace following World War I. In 1945, WWII vet Raymond Weeks of Birmingham, Alabama suggested that the day be used to celebrate all those who fought valiantly. Now, the day has evolved into an opportunity to recognize the strong individuals who currently serve in the U.S. military. Celebrate a veteran by showing them how thankful you are for their contributions. Whether a beloved family member or a close companion, offer to take them out for lunch or send them a gift card. If you enjoy facilitating grand gestures, organize an appreciation event for veterans around the community. You can also send them a sweet surprise you know they will undoubtedly love – our Americana, Grand Gift Box!