Friday, November 11, 2016

TODAY IS VETERANS DAY

In the 11th month, on the 11th day, and at the 11th hour of the year 1918 the armistice was signed to bring WWI to and end.  That day and time was established throughout the allied nations a a day of remembrance and marked by 2 minutes of silence. In the United States the date is recognized as Veterans Day.

Canada marks the day as Remembrance Day.

In the U. S., the function of Veterans Day is subtly different from that of other 11 November observances.  Instead of specifically honoring war dead, Veterans Day honors all American veterans living and dead.  The official national remembrance of those killed in action is Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, from the practice of decorating the graves of war dead in the years immediately following the American Civil War.

The Dad used to fly planes off of aircraft carriers.
Our dad is a veteran and he sez that Veterans Day is a day to honor those who have served in our Armed Forces; it can be a happy day..  Dad also sez that Memorial Day is NOT a "happy" holiday and that our society should be ashamed of the mockery made of "Memorial Day"with special mattress and bedding sales, etc..  It should be a day to reflect on those Americans that sacrificed their lives to defend the freedom of our nation, regardless of what Colin Kaepernick might say or do to the contrary..

Have a Happy Veteran's Day and thank a Veteran today.  A simple "Thank you for you service" is most appreciated.


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