Thursday, November 11, 2010

Give Thanks to our Veterans

Happy  Veteran's Day --
 
To all who gave service to our country -- and those currently serving --
 
We appreciate your service 
 
Thank you

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While we celebrate this day to give thanks to ALL of our soldiers, don't forget the origins of this day and why it is celebrated on November 11, at 11:11 in the day.
 
In 1918, on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day in the eleventh month, the world rejoiced and celebrated. After four years of bitter war, an armistice was signed. The "war to end all wars" was over.

In 1918, on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day in the eleventh month, the world rejoiced and celebrated. After four years of bitter war, an armistice was signed. The "war to end all wars" was over.
November 11, 1919 was set aside as Armistice Day in the United States, to remember the sacrifices that men and women made during World War I in order to ensure a lasting peace. On Armistice Day, soldiers who survived the war marched in a parade through their home towns. Politicians and veteran officers gave speeches and held ceremonies of thanks for the peace they had won.