This Friday, Nov.11 is Veterans Day. A day to recognize the sacrifice and service our men and women in the armed forces gave to this great country.

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 an armistice was declared between the Allied nations and Germany in the First World War. President Woodrow Wilson declared Nov.11 as Armistice Day renamed Veteran's Day in 1954. This special federal holiday was set aside as a holiday dedicated to American veterans of all wars.

Veteran's Day events are scheduled in all parts of Connecticut. In Danbury, the Danbury Council of Veterans invite you to the Veteran's Day ceremony this Friday, Nov.11 at 11am at the War Memorial Building at Roger's Park.

Danbury War Memorial - Google

Mohegan Sun is hosting Vets Rock 2016 at the Mohegan Sun Arena this Friday at 7:30pm featuring the Dropkick Murphys and Godsmack with Master of Ceremonies, Tony Orlando to benefit Til Duty is Done, which provides Vets with housing, training, and employment. The town of Bethel has many events planned for Veteran's Day. Click on NewsTimes.com for details.

There were 18.5 million veterans in the country in 2015. 1.6 million are female vets and 9.3 million are age 65 or older. There 6.8 million Vietnam vets, 5.6 million who served in the Gulf War, 930,000 who served in WWII, and 1.8 million who served in the Korean War. If you can find it in your heart this Friday, Nov.11, say, "Thank you for your service" to a vet.