Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Veteran's Day - A Day To Remember

Armistice Day was proclaimed an official day of remembrance by President Woodrow Wilson on November 12, 1919 as a day to remember those who served our country during WWI. It was the War to end all Wars, the Big War. The Armistice is officially recognized as the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, the day Germany signed the Armistice to end the war
President Eisenhower officially changed the name of the day to remember to Veteran's Day in 1954 to include our veteran's of WWII and the Korean War. Today we remember those Veterans and all military men and women who have served our country. We remember them with pride and thanksgiving and we honor them for their bravery and their dedication to our Country.
Memorial Day, in May, honors service members who died in service to our country or as a result of injuries incurred during battle. Deceased veterans are also remembered on Veterans Day but the day is set aside to thank and honor living veterans who served honorably in the military - in wartime or peacetime.
The United Kingdom also honors their veterans on this day. American soldiers have often fought beside the brave soldiers of the United Kingdom for a common cause
It is a day to thank and honor all living veterans.
In my family those include The Mister, Joe, John, Phil (Vietnam and Vietnam Era), Jimmy Jr, Alex (Iraq) Shawn (Nat'l Guard).


willow said...

Let us not forget.

Devoted said...

God bless America...God bless our troups!

MuseSwings said...

And God bless you, Devoted, for your service to our country!

Sparky ♥ ∞ said...

Excellent tribute! We should never forget what others have sacrificed for our freedom.

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God bless! ♥ ∞

Lavinia said...

Fitting post for this day of days. I didn't know your hubby was a military man~

Janeen said...

Cynthia, I didn't know all these wonderful facts of history. THANK YOU so much for sharing the research with us all!

And thanks again for my birthday wishes! It was a fun birthday! And my fun continues yet AGAIN this Saturday as my sister and mother will be taking me to High Tea at our local tea room! I can't wait, I love having Afternoon and High Tea!

MuseSwings said...

Thank you Sparky! It is a wonderful award!

Yep, Lavinia the Mister is an Army man.

Janeen - you are very welcome - I learned more about the day myself! High Tea! One of my favorite things to do - enjoy your extended birthday.

Pat said...

Nice post!

Loved all your random facts written below! I "ditto" the pronunciation thing. When the movie Patton came out I was a young teen and thought it was a French word so I pronounced it "Pa-TON" -- my fmaily never lets me live that down! LOL!

steviewren said...

Cynthia, you have a great group of men in your family. Tell them thank you from me.

Lily Hydrangea said...

touching post & thoughtful of you to honor the Veterans, especially those you know.

Marie Reed said...

The French celebrate this holiday too!

muse swings said...

Marie, Viva la France!
Will do, Stevie Wren
Pat, luckily most of my mispronunciations are just between me and me.
Thank you, Lily!