Friday, November 11, 2011

It's Veterans Day 2011 - Thank You To All Members Of The Military For Your Service

You Tube Video From Department of Veterans Affairs

 Today is Veteran's Day. According to
On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, was declared between the Allied nations and Germany in the First World War, then known as "the Great War." Commemorated as Armistice Day beginning the following year, November 11th became a legal federal holiday in the United States in 1938. In the aftermath of World War II and the Korean War, Armistice Day became Veterans Day, a holiday dedicated to American veterans of all wars.
If you know a Veteran or see one on the street today, please take a brief moment to thank them for their service to our country. Actually, thinking about this, don't just thank them today but do it throughout the year and thank our active duty soldiers as well.

You Tube Video of Norah Jones American Anthem

UPDATE 11:30 PM - Here's President Obama's Veteran's Day remarks at Arlington Cemetery and Michell Obama on new resources available for veterans and their families.


Anonymous said...

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