Veterans Day – November 11, 2015
Today’s blog post for Veteran’s Day includes sentiments from a email blog subscriber in Texas – who assisted with placing over 900 American flags at the local cemetery near her home today.
Below is the email she sent sharing her sentiments on Veterans Day which I am reprinting here with her permission.
Thank you, veterans and families!
“The origin of Veterans Day is World War I and relates to the time (the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in1918), when an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, was declared between the Allies and Germany. In 1938, November 11th became a U. S. Federal holiday. After the Korean War, the holiday became Veterans Day, to honor American veterans of all wars. Each Veterans Day, an official wreath-laying ceremony is held at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery, as well as other celebrations and parades nationwide. Around the world (Britain, France, Australia and Canada), the veterans of World Wars I and II are remembered on or near November 11th.
Veterans Day is often confused with Memorial Day (the fourth Monday in May), which honors American service members who died in service to their country or as a result of injuries incurred during battle. Veterans Day pays tribute to all American veterans, living or dead. We would like to add our appreciation for all living veterans who served their country honorably during war or peacetime.
With November being “Military Family Appreciation Month”, we also want to say “thank you” to the biggest supporters of our nation’s heroes, their families. We support you today and every day.”
Thank you to my friend (& email blog subscriber) for sharing. The image shown upper left is of some of the 900 flags that were placed today.
Both of our Dad’s served in the Korean War and we had talked a few weeks ago about the upcoming Veterans Day.
Saying Thank You seems inadequate for expressing the depth and gratitude to our military veterans given all of their sacrifices but nonetheless please accept this sincere Thank You!