Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Thank a Veteran Today

November 11, 1918


Ninety years ago today the guns fell silent in Europe, signaling the end of 'The War to end all Wars.' In 1938, the US Congress proclaimed this an official holiday "dedicated to the cause of world peace" named Armistice Day. Sixteen years later we had seen a second world war and Korean conflict. Congress saw fit to make this day Veterans Day in honor of veterans of all wars.

Unlike Memorial day when we honor our fallen veterans, today is a day to recognize both the living and the dead who have answered their country's call. We owe these men and women a great debt of gratitude, so please thank a veteran today.

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