Friday, November 10, 2017

Honoring our Veterans

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.

5 comments:

Sanjee said...

Dat is a grate tribute to our Veterans. Fanks yoo.

Summer said...

It's an honor to give thanks to our veterans.

The Island Cats said...

What a great tribute for our veterans. We thank all of them for their service.

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

We honor the veterans who kept the world free...

meowmeowmans said...

That's such a wonderful tribute to our veterans. We are extremely for their service for us all.

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