Tuesday, November 11, 2008

We Honor Our Veterans

serving men and women of all branches of the military
Thank you from the bottom of my heart to all the men and women who serve to keep America Free. God Bless America and God Bless our Veterans!


What Do You Know About Veterans Day?
Veterans Day gives Americans the opportunity to celebrate the bravery and sacrifice of all U.S. veterans. However, most Americans confuse this holiday with Memorial Day, reports the Department of Veterans Affairs.
What's more, some Americans don't know why we commemorate our Veterans on Nov.11. It's imperative that all Americans know the history of Veterans Day so that we can honor our former servicemembers properly.
A Brief History of Veterans Day
Veterans Day, formerly known as Armistice Day, was originally set as a U.S. legal holiday to honor the end of World War I, which officially took place on November 11, 1918. In legislation that was passed in 1938, November 11 was "dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be hereafter celebrated and known as 'Armistice Day.'" As such, this new legal holiday honored World War I veterans.
In 1954, after having been through both World War II and the Korean War, the 83rd U.S. Congress -- at the urging of the veterans service organizations -- amended the Act of 1938 by striking out the word "Armistice" and inserting the word "Veterans." With the approval of this legislation on June 1, 1954, Nov. 11 became a day to honor American veterans of all wars.


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5 comments:

Intense Guy said...

*Hugs*

I didn't realize that Veterans day used to be Armistice Day. When I was digging into Kate Smith's singing "God Bless America" which she first sang on an Armistice Day, I wondered what had become of it.

Thanks for illumination. :)

Queenie Jeannie said...

Thank you for this lovely post! I didn't know this info either!!!

I hope you will pop over to my blog often...you are always welcome!

ChicagoLady said...

Thank you for posting that information Punkn. In Canada and the U.K., it's called Remembrance Day. We must never forget our veterans, they are the ones who keep us free.

LadyStyx said...

What a wonderful share.

Punkn said...

Huggsss Iggy - you illuminate me daily
Hugssss queenie - i will definitely be popping into your wonderful blog often - hope you will visit me often too
Chicago I was talking to Aus tonight and she was telling me that - Rememberance Day is a nice way of putting it
Huggsss Styxy thank you hun