Monday, November 11, 2013

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.

13 comments:

Katnip Lounge said...

We have 13 tails up in a thankful salute!

ANGEL ABBY said...

They put the free in our freedoms.

purrs and nosekisses to my sweet floofy cocoa puff meezerman
from you teeny tiny Angel at the Bridge
abby

The Island Cats said...

We thank all the veterans for what they have sacrificed to keep us free. Great post. :)

Flynn said...

I thank the veterans of both our countries for keeping us safe.

Tillie and Georgia said...

We are purring for all the Veterans,
and all they have done for us.
We like your post too.
Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
Treasure,Tiger, JJ and Julie

Two French Bulldogs said...

Remembering all the veterans today
Lily

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

Yes...

"In Flanders Field..."

We are all tails up high fer all the veteran Beins...

We owe them so much.

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs http://atcad.blogspot.com/ said...

That was a great post for Veteran's Day.

Happy Purrday Nicky!!!!!!!

The Crew said...

Nicky, we saw over at TCB that's it's your purrthday today. We'll be over to help you celebrate!

The Florida Furkids said...

That's a beautiful post.

We came by to say Happy Birthday to Nicky!1

The Florida Furkids

Shaggy and Scout said...

Very nice post! Well done!

Oui Oui said...

Amen! You said it all. We owe so much to all our veterans.

Jade, Myst and Blackie said...

Happy Purrthday Handsome Nicky!

Myst

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