Thursday, November 11, 2010

Happy Veterans Day!

Veterans Day, formerly known as Armistice Day, was originally set as a U.S. legal holiday to honor the end of World War I, which officially took place on November 11, 1918, 90 years ago today.

By striking out the word "Armistice" and inserting the word "Veterans." Nov. 11 became a day to honor American veterans of all wars.

Remember: If you can read this thank a teacher, if you can read this in English thank a Vet!

A few good ways show your appreciation for their service:

http://www.fisherhouse.org/index.html

http://www.unmetneeds.com/

5 comments:

Buzz Kill said...

Oorah Karl.

Boxer said...

Lovely post. :-) and thanks for the "back story".

fishy said...

I can read this in English so thanks to many generations of vets.

Karl said...

Buzz Kill: Thanks, hope you had a good one.

Boxer: I'm pleased you liked it.

Fishy: Lexington to Basra, this year's poster demonstrated the generations well.

LaDivaCucina said...

Karl, what is the difference between Memorial Day and Veteran's Day? Thanks!