Saturday, November 10, 2007

Veteran's Day and Rememberance


In 1918, on the eleventh hour in the eleventh day in the eleventh month, the world rejoiced and celebrated. After four years of bitter war, an armistice was signed and "the war to end all wars" was over.


The Original Poem handwritten by the author
This is a picture taken during the battle in Flanders during WWI


November 11, 1919: President Woodrow Wilson proclaims the first Armistice Day, proclaiming: "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 meetings.



To all veterans, especially the WWII Veterans like my father, "The Greatest Generation"


THANK YOU for keeping our country free.

28 comments:

Forty Paws said...

What a wonderful post and commemoration!

Luf, Us

Asta said...

Hi Miles and Sammy!
Thank you fow that wondewful commemowation! We should nevew fowget theiw sacwifice!!

Thank you also fow signing my guestbook..I have nevew known a weal cat, but I have nevew met anyone i don't like(even childwen)so of couwse I would like you..you seem vewy funa dnlikable
smoochie kisses
Asta

Parker said...

They really are The Greatest Generation!

Sassy Cat said...

I was going to do a Veteran's post on Monday. It was so nice to read your post, so many don't think about where we are now in regards to those who fought to get us out freedoms. Especially the generation of WWII is one of a kind.
Also, I stopped in to remind you that tomorrow is Opus & Roscoe's Mafia Movie Marathon in Italy. They will posting photos of their guests who come in costume. If you don't want to dress up that is OK. Oh boy another all day party!!!

Oh I almost forgot., I am bringing some bootleg gin & beer with me that I picked up while I was visiting Chicago. Hope to see you there.

Renee said...

Very nice veteran's day post! I have to keep reminding myself that DH will be home on Monday (it always messes up my week when he's home like that and he's off Tuesday for another medical test.)

DH is a current soldier
FIL was a Korean War Vet
DH's uncles were WWII Vets
My Grandfathers were Vets

Gemini said...

Great veteran's Day post. These were very brave men with brave leaders.

HRH Yao-Lin said...

oh how very very thought provoking.

The human grandfather is a WWII veteran. He never speaks about it.

xx

Daisy said...

It is very good to remember our Veterans. You made a very moving post.

Caesar and Princess said...

Wonderful post you two.
Happy snappy week-end

Hot(M)BC said...

Aw, dat's a grate Veterans Day post! We gifs yoo a 5tail salute fur it.
Purrrrrrrrs,
Alla us

And Purrs and nosekissies to my boyfriendcat Miles :) ~~ Sanjee

Tara said...

Very nice.
Tara

Derby said...

Furry nice remembrance for all of our veterans.

jh an Mickey Mantle said...

This is a beautiful post.
Thank you.
Love--Mickey

Fat Eric said...

That is a great post. We don't call it Veterans Day here in the UK, it is Remembrance Sunday or Armistice Day. My mum remembers her great-grandfather who was drowned in the Navy in 1915 when her grandfather was just a little boy.

TT said...

Yes to all the braves beans who helps keeps us all safes and frees, we honor thems too.

We loves your post.

Willow said...

This is certainly a wonderful post here today. Thank you for the remembrances.

Purrrrrs, Willow

DaisyMae Maus said...

Happy Veterans' Day to all of our American soldiers ... including Grandad who served in Viet Nam back in the sixties and early seventies.

Can you believe that I had to explain to Sparky Fuzzypants and Lucky Charmz that "veterans" are people who serve/served in our military an' NOT the ladies who performed their hoo-ha-ectomies? Brothers can be so dense ...

DMM

Karen Jo said...

You wrote a very moving and wonderful post honoring all our veterans. I don't have any veterans in my family, but both my father and mother worked in an airplane factory during WWII, building bombers.

Marilyn MonREOW said...

What a wonderful tribute to our veterans. My Daddy, The Ballicus Dad, is a veteran, and we are very proud of him. And several of Mom's great-uncles were veterans, and Daddy's granddaddy was, too. Veterans are very special people.

Purrs and snuggles from Marilyn!

Dragonheart said...

Wonderful post in honour of those who have served. Thanks to your father for his service. My dad's grandfather is also a WWII veteran. My humans and I are praying for and honouring all those who have served and who continue to serve.

Cat Naps in Italy said...

What a sweet post and a great way to remember those who have served.

Thanks for coming to our party. We hope you are having a great time.

Don Gattone and Lefty Litterpaw

Ariel said...

Very lovely Tribute.

Skeeter And LC said...

That was a very nice Remembrance on this Special Day...

Tiger Lily said...

We remember with you Miles and Sammy. My Grandpa served during the Korean conflict and my Daddy served during Viet Nam.

Mickey said...

Wonderful post!!
Mom's Dad was in WW2 also.We are very greatful to all who serve and have served their countries.

Team Tabby said...

Wonderful post commemorating our veterans!

The Fluffy Tribe said...

Mom luvs that poem Flanddersfield. Her pampaw was in WWII and our Daddy has served in the Gulf war this time around. ~THe FLuffy Tribe

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