Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Veteran's Day-November 11th

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Salute to Our Nation's Heroes - Veteran's Day honors the courage and patriotism of all men and women who have served in the United States armed forces. In 1919, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed November 11, Armistice Day; it became a national holiday in 1938. Congress changed the name to Veteran's Day in 1954 and President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the bill into law, "to honor veterans . . . a day dedicated to world peace."

11/11/11 Tradition - In 1921, an unknown World War I American soldier was buried in Arlington National Cemetery, the nation's highest place of honor. These memorial services took place on November 11, which was the anniversary of World War I's end, and were observed at 11:00 a.m - the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month

Throughout the country, observances are held in the form of prayer services, rallies, parades, patriotic speeches, assemblies, and grave-side flag displays.
Our local city held a parade this past Saturday in honor of all the Veterans.
I was unable to attend this but I would like to Say Thank You and Honor All of Our Veteran's today. I support our Troops and I'm praying for each and everyone of You.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for writing this article and thank you to all those who have served for our country. This the first year that I can remember reading so much about Veteran's Day, I think a lot of it has to do with how much social media plays apart in our lives today. People are even posting wonderful things on Facebook today instead of their typical mundane statuses. I even came across one that someone posted about a free download that a company called Prescription Audio is offering veterans, current service personnel and their families to help cope with PTSD. I wanted to post about it here since the focus of this article is about PTSD and those effected by it. Plus it is nice to see another company helping out on this holiday even in these tough economic times!

Too Many Hats said...

Yes, this is a great day to be reminded to pray. I am so thankful for the men and women who hold our country's well-being in such esteem that they join the military.