Happy Veterans Day! 2010

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Veterans Day

Veterans Day is celebrated on November 11 because it is the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I in 1918. The Germans signed the Armistice on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of that year.

November 11 is remembered in the United Kingdom as “Remembrance Day” and as “Armistice Day” in France. In some locales a moment of silence is kept at the eleventh hour.

In 1968, the United States moved Veterans Day to the nearest Monday (to ensure a three-day weekend), was moved back to the 11th because of the protests.   It is officially November 11th.

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3 Responses to Happy Veterans Day! 2010

  1. Happy Veterans Day! 2010 « Politics, Religion, and Family…

    Here at World Spinner we are debating the same thing……

  2. j says:

    So once again President Obama is anow show at the unknown soldiers grave.

    Once more he slaps the faces of fallen heroes.

    it is a Sad day in US armed forces history when a president does not acknowledge the sacrifice of the fallen.

  3. txlady706 says:

    j:
    That is a good observation.
    He seems to not have America on his mind.
    Maybe it’s all those dreams : “Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance” (EVER wonder why use “FROM” instead of “OF” my father.)

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