Today is Veterans Day – November 11, 2016.
The Veterans Day card I sent in the snail mail over the weekend should be arriving by today.
The US Postal Service has a great summary of Military Postage Stamps Honor Those Who Serve on Veterans Day. It is from 2014 and includes the Purple Heart 2014 Forever Stamp shown today.
From my blog post last year Veterans Day – November 11, 2015, here is an excerpt. It is from my friend’s’ sentiments on Veterans Day reprint 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.”
Be on the lookout for opportunities to say Thank you to our Veterans today. One email I read yesterday was from a Dad who received a call from his daughter. Her preschool class read a thank you statement to him on the phone for his service. He said they then all shouted out thank you and it was very touching.
I’m closing out today’s blog post with the same closing from last year.
“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!”
Veterans Day – November 11, 2016, Attribution & Thank you to the following who are referenced today
@USPSStamps Military Postage Stamps Honor Those Who Serve on Veterans Day. “Even though Post Offices are closed nationwide, customers can still purchase military-themed stamps and collectables at usps.com.” November 07, 2014.
Image above Purple Heart 2014 Forever Stamps
Excerpt AnchoredScraps.com blog post: Veterans Day – November 11, 2015 by Helen Rittersporn