Sunday, November 11, 2012

Happy Veteran's Day

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.


Happy Veterans Day to all veterans, especially the WWII Veterans, whom we are losing at a rapid pace.   They were "The Greatest Generation"


THANK YOU all for keeping our country free.

7 comments:

Eric and Flynn said...

We remember the veterans from both our countries.

meowmeowmans said...

That's a wonderful tribute, dear pals. We are so thankful for our veterans and their amazing sacrifices for us all.

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

I raise my paw in salute for our veterans.

The Cat From Hell said...

Our hopes are high. Our faith in the people is great. Our courage is strong. And our dreams for peace will never die.
Kisses
Nellie

Tillie and Georgia said...

Today we observe Remembrance Day by honouring
the men and women who sacrificed their lives
for our freedoms.
We also honour those that continue to serve.
Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
Tiger,Treasure,JJ and Julie

The Island Cats said...

We thank all the veterans too. They are true heroes!

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

We raise our paws in salute to all veterans too!

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