November 11th is Veterans Day and was known originally as Armistice Day, marking the end of World War I at "the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month" in 1918.
It is a day on which we honor all military veterans living today. It should not be confused with Memorial Day which we keep in May, when we remember all those who gave their lives in defense of our nation.
O Lord, we give You thanks for our veterans, for their willingness to risk all so that our nation might dwell in peace and safety. May they receive the honor and recognition they deserve. We pray for those who suffer from physical, spiritual, and psychological wounds, that they might know Your healing presence. We pray for our nation, that it may treasure the freedoms which have been won through the sacrifices and courage of those who have given themselves for the protection of others. Grant this through Christ our Lord. Amen.