Veteran’s Day is an official United States public holiday that’s observed every year on November 11 to honor military veterans. It coincides with other holidays including Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, celebrated in other countries that mark the anniversary of the end of World War I. Major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour, of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, when the Armistice with Germany went into effect.

Saddleback College student veteran Aaron Edwards had been in the military for nine years. During that time he received a Purple Heart for being shot in the chest from enemy machine gun fire during a seven hour battle in Afghanistan.

He says the Marine Corp prepared him well for battle by training him to be comfortable with pain and chaos.

Edwards, along with Saddleback College student veteran Rose Adon and College VETS Center Program Coordinator Terence Nelson are the guests on our public affairs show “Collage,” which airs this evening at seven. “Collage” may also be heard anytime on

Dawn Kamber