On the first observed Armistice Day in 1919 (right after World War I), President Woodrow Wilson said this to Americans:
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 nations.
War exists because of sin that entered the world when Adam rejected God’s authority in the Garden of Eden (Genesis 3:6–7). Since then there have been wars and suffering caused by the sinfulness of mankind as forces of good battle the forces of evil. While we know that true and lasting peace can come only through a relationship with Christ, we’re thankful for those who have dedicated themselves to the preservation of freedom.
Veterans Day is not only a day to celebrate the brave men and women who have sacrificed for our freedoms, but it is also a day to acknowledge the erosion of those freedoms—especially the freedom of speech and of religion—and to stand, like the veterans, against the further attack on these unalienable rights granted to us in the US Constitution and its First Amendment.
At the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter, we want to honor the men and women who served in our armed forces. So on Veterans Day, November 11, veterans receive free admission. And, as always, active duty and retired members of the United States Armed Forces receive a 20% discount on tickets.
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This item was written with the assistance of AiG’s research team.