Veterans Day is a time for us to pay our respects to those who have served. For one day, we stand united in respect for you, our veterans. This holiday started as a day to reflect upon the heroism of those who died in our country’s service and was originally called Armistice Day. It fell on Nov. 11 because that is the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I. However, in 1954, the holiday was changed to “Veterans Day” in order to account for all veterans in all wars. We celebrate and honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.
Dick Rutan/F-100D Super Sabre: Long before Dick Rutan set world records flying around the world non-stop in the Voyager, he was flying F-100s out of Phu Cat Air Base in South Vietnam as a Fast Forward Air Controller from September 1967 to October 1968.Rutan was enshrined in 2002.
Charles Graham “Chuck” Boyd is a retired four-star general of the United States Air Force. Boyd is a highly decorated combat pilot who served in Vietnam and is the only Vietnam War prisoner of war to reach the four-star rank.