"VETERANS DAY" 2015
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
"VETERANS DAY" 2015
"Freedom isn't free. Honor those who served and venerate them with words of appreciation. The edifice of our society stands on the unselfishness of these self-sacrificing souls of our military's heroes and she-roes." ~ God's Child (Me)
As previously stated, my oldest nephew (the brother of my next to the oldest nephew who matriculated from Mississippi State University last year) is a Sergeant Major in the United States Marines. Also, I have a first cousin who is a Chief Master Sergeant in the United States Air Force. Both have served in Iraq and/or Afghanistan. Furthermore, my father is a United States Army veteran and a retired educator with an earned Master's degree. Darn, my watermark:).
"Veterans Day was created to honor and pay respect to ALL the men and women that have served our nation. The holiday was originally called "Armistice Day" and was first celebrated Nov. 11, 1919 on the first anniversary of the end of World War I. But it was not until 1926 that Congress passed a resolution to observe the day and it became a national holiday in 1938. Curious about when Armistice Day became Veterans Day? In 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the appropriate legislation to have the name changed to ensure every individual that served in all American wars would be celebrated."
~ Information reprinted from here:
Have a wonderful Wednesday!
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