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A SALUTE TO OUR VETERANS!!!!!!




Hello my friends, today as you know is VETERANS DAY !!
I for one salute all those who have fought and died and still serve in OUR military!! Your service is not lost on me, and from the bottom of my HEART I THANK YOU!!!!
MAY GOD BLESS EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOU!!!!!!

I thought I would give a little history of this day for those who do not know...



THE HISTORY OF VETERANS DAY











Unknown U.S. soldier from the North <br>	 African American Cemetery

Unknown U.S. soldier from the
North African American Cemetery



1918



World
War I, then normally referred to simply as The Great War (no one could
imagine any war being greater!), ended with the implementation of an
armistice [temporary cessation of hostilities-in this case until the
final peace treaty, the infamous Treaty of Versailles, was signed in
1919] between the Allies and Germany at the eleventh hour of the
eleventh day of November, 1918.



1919



November
11: President Wilson proclaims the first Armistice Day with the
following words: "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." The original concept for the celebration was
for the suspension of business for a two minute period beginning at 11
A.M., with the day also marked by parades and public mettings.



1920



On the second anniversary of the armistice, France and the United Kingdom hold ceremonies
honoring their unknown dead from the war. In America, at the suggestion of church groups, President Wilson names the Sunday
nearest Armistice Day Sunday, on which should be held services in the interest of international peace.



1921



Congress
passes legislation approving the establishment of a Tomb of the Unknown
Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. November 11 is chosen for the
date of the ceremony. According on October 20, Congress declares
November 11, 1921 a legal Federal holiday to honor all those who
participated in the war. The ceremony was conducted with great success.



1926



Congress
adopts a resolution directing the President to issue an annual
proclamation calling on the observance of Armistice Day. Throughout the
1920s and 1930s, most states establish November 11 as a legal holiday
and at the Federal level, an annual proclamation is issued by the
President.



1938



Congress passes legislation on May 13 making November 11 a legal Federal holiday, Armistice Day.
The United States has no 'actual' national holidays because the states retain the right to designate their own holidays. The
Federal government can in fact only designate holidays for Federal employees and for the District of Columbia. But in practice
the states almost always follow the Federal lead in designation of holidays.



1941- 1945

1950- 1953



World War II and the Korean War create millions of additional war veterans in addition to those
of the First World War already honored by Armistice Day.



1954



On June 1, President Eisenhower signs legislation changing the name of the legal holiday from
Armistice Day to Veteran's Day.



1968



Congress passes the Monday Holiday Law which established the fourth Monday in October as the new
date for the observance of Veteran's Day. The law is to take effect in 1971.



1971-1975



The
Federal observance of Veterans Day is held on the fourth Monday of
October. Initially all states follow suit except Mississippi and South
Dakota. Other states changed their observances back to November 11 as
follows: 1972- Louisiana and Wisconsin; 1974- Kentucky, Arkansas,
Connecticut, Georgia, Maine, South Carolina, West Virginia; 1975-
California, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Montana,
Nebraska, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Utah, West
Virginia, Wyoming



1975



Legislation passed to return the Federal observance of Veteran's Day to November 11, based on
popular support throughout the nation. Since the change to the fourth Monday in October, 46 states had either continued to
commemorate November 11 or had reverted back to the original date based on popular sentiment. The law was to take effect in
1978.





&... 1978

Veteran's Day observance reverts to November 11.

Reprinted from the CMH.



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  • Diane T 2009/11/13 17:29:51
    Diane T
    +1
    THANK YOU! hubby Korea, my dad Marine WWII
  • jr 2009/11/13 15:04:28
  • '' Hammy '' 2009/11/13 02:19:21 (edited)
    '' Hammy ''
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    Leave a comment. join discussion leave comment join discussion leave comment join discussion leave comment ..AMEN..
  • johnnywoo 2009/11/12 21:43:50
    johnnywoo
    +1
    Thank you Bien, my friend! Your account of the wars that America has fought,is truly a good post! Veterans from the present,passed,and future Thank you,i know i do!!
  • Rocko 2009/11/12 08:27:46
    Rocko
    +1
    thank you all where would we be without you brave souls
  • WereWolf 2009/11/12 06:58:04
    WereWolf
    +2
    My Dad Surved In Vietnum I Cant Spell It lol and He Lost Cosins in The War Same As My Uncle. Salute To Them and The Fallen adn The Ones Still Alive!
  • madjack 2009/11/12 05:54:51
    madjack
    +2
    A fine piece. Thanks
  • Caitlin ~American Patriot~ 2009/11/12 05:19:35 (edited)
    Caitlin ~American Patriot~
    +2
    This is a great post! I love Veterans Day, and had actually looked up the history of it last year.

    I really love history and so I enjoyed digging up the history of Veterans Day.

    Thanks for bringing it out for other people to see as well!
    history year love history enjoyed digging history veterans bringing people
  • Beltazar 2009/11/12 05:15:19 (edited)
    Beltazar
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    join discussion leave comment

    to all of the men and women who have served the country in the line of duty.. To the ones who have fallen in the past, present and future.. To the ones who will take up arms to honor our country, there fathers, and there duty.. To you all, I salute you..
  • red hulk 2009/11/12 04:17:16
    red hulk
    +2
    My Grandfather served in World 2 in two tank battles and the Military branch he served was the Marines.I am very thankful for all veterans both past and present and future.
  • doofiegirl BTO-t- BCRA-F ~... 2009/11/12 03:41:44
    doofiegirl  BTO-t- BCRA-F ~PWCM~
    +4
    I had six uncles in WW2, and my (future) husband was there too. He also served in Korea. Two of my sons were in the Marines. I pray every day for the safety of our men and women who serve in our armed forces!
  • Marty9957 2009/11/12 03:37:28 (edited)
    Marty9957
    +4
    Thank you....and a very Happy Veteran's Day to you, too!

    We serve to support and defend the Constitution and our way of life!

  • emma~"In HP I Trust" 2009/11/12 03:29:31
    emma~"In HP I Trust"
    +8
    my daddy is a retired marine yesterday was the Marine's birthday daddy retired marine yesterday marines birthday
  • Diane T emma~"I... 2009/11/13 17:30:51
    Diane T
    +1
    Semper Fi my daddy was a Marine as well. semper fi daddy marine
  • emma~"I... Diane T 2009/11/18 03:25:02
    emma~"In HP I Trust"
    +2
    awsome
  • Brunetbomb 2009/11/12 03:24:50
    Brunetbomb
    +6
    Thank You
  • Will 2009/11/12 03:12:53
    Will
    +6
    GOD BLESS YOU !! NOW TAKE UP ARMS AGAINST THE "NEW WORLD ORDER" PROTECT YOUR COUNTRIES SOVEREIGNTY!
  • LEAHCIM... Will 2009/11/12 03:14:48
    LEAHCIM368~POTL~RWAC...
    +3
    Hello my friend, thanks for stoppin by!!
  • Will LEAHCIM... 2009/11/12 03:16:00
    Will
    Thanks for having me...do you know what the "New World Order Is?
  • LEAHCIM... Will 2009/11/12 03:41:43
    LEAHCIM368~POTL~RWAC...
    +3
    Yes, we've talked before my friend and I have been doing some research into it!

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