Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Veteran's Day-A day to be grateful~

A bit of early history about this day.

I am forever grateful to all the men and women who have served and many who have died, to protect and keep our freedom strong.

My son, (Randy Wayne England) is the latest member of our family to retire after a long and successful career in the United States Navy.

Thank you my son, I'm grateful, honored, and so very proud of you.

This holiday originally was called Armistice Day and was first celebrated in 1921. In 1954, President Eisenhower changed it to Veteran's Day in honor of those who served and died from all wars.

On November 11 at 11:11, 1921 the U.S. France and England each buried an unknown soldier in honor of those who died in World War I. This began the annual Armistice Day holiday. The time and day was picked because fighting ceased in WWI in 1918 on November 11 at 11:11. In keeping with this tradition, work stops on this day and time each year for a moment of silence.

A Noble November day~

Bea Kunz

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