Friday, November 10, 2006

My Veteran's Day Tribute

                              

On November 11, 1918, in a railroad car somewhere in the forest of Compiegene, France, the armistice to end WWI was signed. WWI was called The Great War, because american's felt there could be no other war any greater. Little did they know what the future would hold!

This armistice became an annual observance on both sides of the Atlantic during the 1920's. Only back then it was called Remembrance Day in England and in Canada, and in the United States it was called Victory Day.

In 1921 the United States began honoring it's war dead soldier's. However November 11th didn't become a legal federal holiday until 17 years later in 1938. Back then it was felt that the death and destruction of WWI would never again be repeated, and when WWII came, those beliefs were changed.

In 1954 President Dwight Eisenhower signed a bill declaring armistice day would forever be known from then on as a legal holiday to give tribute to all the men and women who served their country and November 11th will be forever celebrated as Veteran's Day.

                             

So on this day November 11, 2006 I salute all the men and women who have served and are now serving in the military. Thank you for all you have done and all you are doing for my country, for our country.

                      

                  

Click Here           As a tribute to all who have served and are now serving in the military, this is for you.

12 comments:

  1. Very very nice! TY for the post.
    Blessings, Sugar

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  2. great tribute:)

    Deb

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  3. Wonderful tribute. It is Remembrance Day tomorrow for us, well all over the weekend.  Our country never made it a public holiday

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  4. What a wonderful tribute...have a beautiful weekend,
    Hugs and love,
    Joyce

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  5. A lovely tribute Cindy, well done

    take care Lynne xx

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  6. Beautiful tribute :)
    Have a great day!

    Gretchen

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  7. A great tribute, You did good. Helen

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  8. Beautiful Veteran's Day tribute.
    Pam

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  9. You put alot of time and effort and love into this and it shows.. Beautiful!

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  10. absolutely beautiful...some of it mademe cry because i thought of my uncle while reading it....but i love it sis.....muahhhhhhh love ya girl

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  11. This is a beautiful tribute.  I join you in saluting all of our men and women in the armed forces who sacrifice more than we can understand by joining.  Thanking them for their service forever would still not be enough thanks.

    Dirk

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