At 11am on Sunday 11/11 I will be at church service honoring my Lord God and remembering my marine husband and all of our brave service.
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Thanking my DH for the 9 years he served in the Navy stationed with the Marines as a Corpsman during the Viet Nam War... poor guy he has to work on Veteran's Day Carolyn and all the Vets and their families for your selfless acts of courage so we can enjoy all the freedom afforded us as a result of your service. God Bless YOU
Linda from Southern California
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The local elementary school is having a celebration where they will be singing patriotic songs today. Tomorrow the town is having a parade that will end at the Vet Center . DH wants to go to Golden Corral for lunch
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We just had a big celebration at my son's elementary school. It was wonderful. The speaker was from the Coast Guard. That was nice, since they get left out sometimes. The children sang the songs of all five of our military branches. They have been having this Veteran's Day celebration for the past six years. It always brings tears to everyone's eyes. One other thing which was special and nice, the speaker asked that we also thank the families of our veterans. He said they are the biggest supporters of our veterans, along with having to either move around with the veterans or stay at home and wait for them to come home.
Carolyn, thank you for your service, especially the special care of the wounded warriors of our past wars. And Ruby!!!!
And to all the veterans and current military, I want to thank you so very much for fighting to keep this country free and in fighting the war on terrorism so that we can continue to walk about in our country free of fear of what could be horrible condition, that are so previlent in other countries.. it is so humbling to be so thankful to those who have served our country with such pride and courage. THANK YOU!!!
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Wikipedia states that, "Armistice Day (which overlaps with Remembrance Day and Veterans Day) is celebrated on the day of every year on 11 November to commemorate the armistice signed between the Allies of World War I and Germany at Compiègne, France, for the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front of World War I, which took effect at eleven o'clock in the morning—the "eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month" of 1918."
Wikipedia also says that, "After World War II, the name of the holiday was changed to Veterans Day in the United States and to Remembrance Day in the countries of the British Commonwealth of Nations. Armistice Day remains an official holiday in France and Belgium. Armistice day was declared a holiday because President Wilson felt it was necessary to leave a day to celebrate the end of wars."
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