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History of Veterans Day

Posted in Holidays, and Military Life

On this day, November 11, 2017, we say thank you to all of the veterans who honorably served our country. I would also like to say thank you to the family members who also served. A Brief History of Veterans Day Veterans Day is a U.S. legal holiday dedicated to American veterans. Each year on November 11th, Americans observe Veterans Day by paying tribute to all American veterans who served their country honorably during war or peacetime. In 1918, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, a temporary cessation of hostilities was declared between the…

Veterans Day – Thank You for Your Service

Posted in Holidays, and Military Life

D had today off from work due to Veterans Day. He hasn’t always had off or even been around for Veterans Day, so I was really glad to be able to spend some extra time with him. We went grocery shopping this morning as saw a sign at the store that talked about what it was to be a veteran. I’ve seen several of these this year which I thought was pretty cool. I like seeing our veterans honored even if it’s something as simple as saying thanks for your service. Munchkin has met several veterans in her classes which…

Happy Veteran’s Day 2011

Posted in Military Life, and Photography

The sun began to peak over the horizon as the flag traveled up the pole. Cars and pedestrians stop their travels with they hear the first notes of the ceremony being played. Marines salute as the symbol of our nation’s freedom gently waving in the breeze slowly rose up into the sky. In November 1919, President Wilson declared November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day with the following declaration: 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…

Happy Veteran’s Day 2010

Posted in Holidays, and Military Life

Over the years, Veteran’s Day has meant different things to me.  When I was younger, I didn’t completely understand the significance.  Once D joined the Corps, my understanding started to significantly grow.  His first deployment lead to a deeper understanding.  During the next deployment, he was actually gone for Veteran’s Day.  It was then that the meaning of it all truly sank in. I sat there on the computer putting together a Veteran’s Day post to honor all of the veterans.  I looked at pictures from war after war.  Thoughts rolled through my mind ~ honor, courage, commitment ~ freedom…