Sunday, November 11, 2012

Veterans Day 2012

From Wikipedia: Veterans Day is an official United States holiday honoring armed service veterans. It is a federal holiday that is observed on November 11th. It coincides with other holidays such as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day, which are celebrated in other parts of the world and also mark the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I. (Major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 with the German signing of the Armistice.)

Veterans Day is not to be confused with Memorial Day that honors those who gave their all; Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans.

As a veteran, I long to see the day when all of our troops come marching home and there is no longer a need to send our children off to war. Maybe someday.

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