A Sentiment

God knew what He was doing when He sent a gentle breeze and brought a lovely butterfly to set my heart at ease. The happiness of your friendship and the gentleness of your words have touched my life in special ways and now I feel assured. Thank you for your loyalty and for reading everyday. I only hope you find things to make a happy day.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Veterans Day

When: November 11th
Veteran's Day honors all members of the Armed Forces who who served this country valiantly, and in a very big way. They served and fought to protect us, to keep our country safe, and to preserve our way of life. Veterans gave their time, and risked their lives for you and me. In some cases, they made the ultimate sacrifice.
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 stopped on this day and time each year for a moment of silence.


Amber Star said...

That is a very touching post about our soldiers. I didn't know about WWI and it is interesting that war ended on 11/11/18 at 11:11.

Have a wonderful day.

Anonymous said...

Hi Balisha, Veteran's Day is beautiful here today. Bob and I spent the entire day yesterday raking and getting up leaves. My whole family is into gravy, too. lol. I will do Thanksgiving here this year for the first time in about 3 years. I am looking forward to it. We usually have it at the girls farm but I am giving them a rest this year.

Margaret Cloud said...

Thank you for this information, I did not know this. Today we give thanks to all armed forces, alive or dead, God Bless them and all of us.

Roses and Lilacs said...

Hi Balisha, I join you in saying thank you to our military. They have all sacrificed to keep their homeland and her people safe.

Enjoyed your last post. My mother and grandmother always wore aprons. I wonder why we've gotten out of the habit?