World War 1 ended on November 11th, at 11:11 in 1918. Three years later the US, UK, and France decided we needed to remember both the end of the war and those who made the ultimate sacrifice, and Armistice Day was founded. Among those who were remembered were all the unknown soldiers buried in Europe. So in 1921 a day was set aside to remember them, along with the living heroes, to honor their memory. In 1954 President Eisenhower changed Armistice Day in the US to Veteran’s Day since the Armistice was more of a European thing. It is a day we should remember the fallen, but also remember the living veterans among us. These men and women have gone through things hopefully the rest of us will never know.
How to celebrate – Visit the Unknown Soldier Tomb in Washington, D.C.. Thank any soldier you come across for their service. Be proud that usually, freedom wins out over evil.
We don’t owe much to our Veterans… we owe them everything. We owe them our country, our freedom and our lives. So do many other countries. Today we honor their service to us and those that gave their lives so that we didn’t have to.
Veteran’s Day started out as Armistice Day, the Day both the United Kingdom and United States buried the Unknown Soldier on November 11th at 11:11 AM in 1921. Since then there have been more Unknown Soldiers than any of us would care to acknowledge but we should, they died for us. In 1954 President Eisenhower changed Armistice Day to Veterans Day, honoring both those who died in service and those still living.
War has existed since man learned how to walk, evil has driven the power hungry beyond the point of reason, greed has driven the sane insane. The only thing that keeps the world from blowing up is the men and women who actually blow things up.
But they also heal, build and comfort those in need. We should always honor our Veterans because they have always honored us. They do not ask you to do all the things they do, they just get the job done when no one else can.
How to celebrate – Thank a Veteran for the service they have given. Visit the Arlington Cemetery. Attend a Veterans Day ceremony.
Today we celebrate all those brave men and women who have served our country, standing up for freedom and fighting back those who would take it away. No matter what political stance you take, you have to be grateful for those who stood up for us and defended us, sometimes sacrificing all.
Originally called Armistice Day for those who fought during World War 1, Veterans Day was first celebrate in 1921 when the United States, France and England all buried their own “unknown soldier” from World War 1. They chose November 11th because it was the day that World War 1 ended in 1918.
It was called “the war to end all wars”, which of course was a little over stated. But the intent was that we would never see another war like the one they had just gone through. However, after another World War, an even more costly one, President Eisenhower turned Armistice Day into Veterans Day in 1954. I know the hope would be for no more wars but I think Eisenhower knew better.
World War 1 ended on November 11th at 11:11, 1918 but Veterans Day lives on. It celebrates those who fought before the “Great War” and those who came after, as it should. Those Veterans who fought in war time, and those who help preserve peace when we were not at war are to be saluted, honored and cherished.
How to celebrate – Thank any veteran you happen to see. Remember those who sacrificed all so you could be free. Honor the flag that all those brave men and women stood for and don;t tarnish it for matters so insignificant when compared to what was given to keep it flying.
Today is the day we thank our veterans for serving their country. In all honesty, I think most people will forget about it. I was asked at a school why they do not close for Veteran’s Day anymore. I had no answer. What made it a little worse was it was a legal immigrant who asked because they were grateful for the men, and women, that helped win them their freedom. I think a lot of it is that few of us living in America have never really had our freedom threatened. We are free to protest, say what we want, and go where we want because of those who fought, and died, for us. That is something we should never forget.
Veteran’s Day use to be Armistice Day, celebrated by most of the world, commemorating the end of World War 1. The war ended on the 11th hour of the 11th day in the 11th month of 1918. It is also known as Remembrance Day. It was promoted by Woodrow Wilson and for years was celebrated as Armistice Day.
In 1945, after World War 2, Veteran Raymond Weeks suggested that Armistice Day be changed to Veteran’s Day to celebrate the American soldier. It was bounced around and was finally signed into law in 1954 by Veteran, and President, Dwight D. Eisenhower. For years all businesses closed down and people celebrated by supporting Veterans and participating in parades and festivities. Only in the last few years have we decided that it was okay to celebrate it by going to work and ignoring the Veterans who won our freedom. It is still a Federal holiday, just very few seem to care.
How to celebrate – Thank a veteran for their service, take them to lunch or just remember them at some point in the day, giving them a moment of silence. Use a vacation day if you have one to take the day off to honor those who died for you. Research the Veterans in your family. Tweet, blog or post the heroes in your family so others can remember them.