Happy Veterans Day 2011. Salute to all of our military heroes for serving our great nation . Lest we never forget those who have passed before us and celebrate those among us. Formerly known as Armistice Day, this federal holiday is observed on November 11.
According to Wikipedia, “Woodrow Wilson first proclaimed an Armistice Day for November 11, 1919. In proclaiming the holiday, he said ‘To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations.”
Want to celebrate Veterans Day and help our heroes? Volunteer. Almost every community is in need of your time and talents (any time of the year). Your efforts will be greatly appreciated. Watch this video for some ideas on how you can help make a difference.
- The History of Veterans Day (papundits.wordpress.com)