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Remembering All Veterans

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.  ~ Woodrow Wilson

Thank you to those who have served and those that continue to serve!

Aunt Heather Piper veterans dayFun facts:  When looking into this national holiday, I found out that it’s really a worldwide holiday because it coincides with Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, which are celebrated in other parts of the world.  There’s a reason it’s celebrated on November 11th.  This marks the anniversary of the end of World War I.  Why the eleventh?  Most major hostilities from the war were officially ended on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918.  This was the German signing of the Armistice.

Ironic, we fought against the countries who we share a day for honoring those that served.

Another fun fact, according to Wikipedia, “Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans, while Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving.”

I am very proud to say that I personally know many men and women who have honored our country with their service and some who continue to do so.  Happy Veterans’ Day!  Thank you to those I know and those I may not have the privilege of meeting and personally thanking.

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