In the United States today is the day we honor our veterans. This day was formerly called Armistace Day. Since it’s a federal holiday you’ll find many government offices, schools, and some businesses off for the day.
President Woodrow WIlson was the first to declare this holiday. On November 11, 1919 he stated…
“To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations.”
Although today is set aside to honor our veterans, it’s important to remember them throughout the year.
For those of you who’ve fought, died, and continue to serve, all I can say is thanks. A lot the privileges we do have, wouldn’t have been ours if it weren’t for you. Thanks, your service is appreciated.
I’m happy to say that I’ll be giving a few of my handmade cards to Operation Write Home. Operation Write Home is an organization that sends hand crafted cards to our troops, so they can use to give to their loved ones.
If you want to send your own hand-crafted cards to our troops read the guidelines, check the deadlines, and make sure to mail your hand crafted cards to the correct location.
Hat tip to other websites remembering our Veterans
- The History Blog – Remembering the original veterans of Veteran’s Day
- Big Bear Butt Blogger – Happy Veteran’s Day
- Michelle Malkin – Happy Veteran’s Day: Thank You
- The Null Set – Remembering Veteran’s Day