Sunday, November 11, 2012

Today is Veteran's Day

Veterans Day is an annual American holiday in which we honor military veterans, of which there are, according to Wikipedia, 24.9 million in the US.

Initially it was called Armistice Day or Remembrance Day because it was in remembrance of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War 1.

World War I formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918.

Later, Congress amended the act re this holiday to include ALL veterans of ALL wars in which the US was involved.

But whatever the name, Veteran’s Day, Armistice Day, or Remembrance Day, or whatever the war, we are in awe of and thankful for the sacrifices of the Veterans who have given their lives, were wounded, or were fortunate enough to survive and return to their homes and families. 

Flying the Flag is one way of letting them know that we appreciate their sacrifices.

To read more about Veteran’s day, HERE’S THE LINK