Tuesday, November 11, 2008

veterans' day

World War I officially ended on June 28, 1919, with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles. The actual fighting between the Allies and Germany, however, had ended seven months earlier with the armistice, which went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918. Armistice Day, as November 11 became known, officially became a holiday in the United States in 1926, and a national holiday 12 years later. On June 1, 1954, the name was changed to Veterans Day to honor all U.S. veterans. You can find more information on veterans’ day here and here.

Every day we need to make sure we thank those who have bravely served or are currently serving our country. They leave their families and put their life on the line when they go to defend the United States and other countries to have the freedom’s we do. Yes, they chose to be in the military and they knew the risks and sacrifices but it takes a brave man/woman to do what they do. On this day we need to honor and thank them.

I’d like to thank my father who bravely served our country. I’m very proud of you Dad and I love you very much.

To all the veterans’ I’d like to say ‘Thank You and God Bless You’.


Harold said...

Hey Pete, I read your blog and I thank you for always remembering to call me on Veterans Day. It means a lot to me. As you know I have always been proud of my military service. If I wasn't so "old" I would try and volunteer again. Your dear "ol' dad loves you very much. xxxooo

Ice Tea For Me said...

Wow Dad thanks for leaving a comment. You are a proud American, there's not a day that goes by that you don't put fly the American flag.

Thanks Mom for typing the comment for Dad, we both know he doesn't even know where the power switch is.