Local agencies, schools and citizens are observing Veterans’ Day today to honor the men and women who have served and are serving our country. The Duchesne County Sheriff’s Office issued a statement of thanks to pay respect to the military servicemen and women. “There are no words big enough, no hugs strong enough [and] no smiles wide enough,” shares the Sheriff’s Office. “All we can offer is our sincere gratitude and thank you’s. You are our heroes. You are in our thoughts, our prayers for all you have done and continue to do.” Veterans Day was set as November 11th to honor the end of World War I, which took place on November 11th, 1918. United States legislation approved the day as a national holiday in 1938. In 1954, the holiday was broadened beyond the memory of World War I veterans to include a day to honor all veterans.