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Veterans Day

Sunday, November 11, 2012

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When: November 11th

Veterans's Day honors all members of the Armed Forces who who served this country valiantly, and in a very big way. They served and fought to protect us, to keep our country safe, and to preserve our way of life. Veterans gave their time, and risked their lives for you and me. In some cases, they made the ultimate sacrifice.

This holiday originally was called Armistice Day and was first celebrated in 1921. In 1954, President Eisenhower changed it to Veteran's Day in honor of those who served and died from all wars.

On November 11 at 11:11, 1921 the U.S. France and England each buried an unknown soldier in honor of those who died in World War I. This began the annual Armistice Day holiday. The time and day was picked because fighting ceased in WWI in 1918 on November 11 at 11:11. In keeping with this tradition, work stops on this day and time each year for a moment of silence.

In Flanders Field.

Links to Veterans Day Organizations and related sites

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
TXGRANDMA 11/11/2012 8:46PM

    Veterans are the bravest men in history. Thank God for every last one of them! emoticon

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LITTLEWIND53 11/11/2012 1:31PM

    The armastice was actually signed Nov 11, 1918.

Canada called it Remembrance Day, I am not sure what year that was, but I do remember my mother calling it Armatice Day..... She was born Nov 11, 1917, so I used to tease her that when she was born, the government dediced to make it a national holiday. She never got the joke, lol

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PMAY0313 11/11/2012 12:43PM

    Happy Veterans Day! Thanks so much for all who have served!
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PATRICIAAK 11/11/2012 12:17PM

    Several of my family members have served or are serving.

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PATRICIAAK 11/11/2012 12:14PM

    Several of my family members have served or are serving.

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