With all that's going now days, today may be more important than usual!
Let's take time to visit some of these sites and try to get a real sense of history from each one. This is one celebration that we all can be a part of proudly.
This information, as well as the links...are supplied by Farmer's Almanac.
Veteran's Day (United States)
Originally Armistice Day, commemorating the signing of the agreement that ended World War I at 11:00 A.M., November 11, 1918, this federal holiday was changed to Veterans Day in 1954. At that time, it became a day to honor all the men and women who have served in the armed forces of the United States......Each year, special ceremonies are held at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.
Consider spending some time on-line learning more about our nation's veterans. The Great War Society has developed a Web site devoted to World War I educational materials. The World War II Memorial celebrates the victory of "the greatest generation" with a design that uses moving water to harmonize with its natural surroundings. Visit the Korean War Veterans Memorial online; this moving memorial, dedicated in 1995, is the latest addition to the National Mall in Washington, D.C. See a registry of all the names on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington. Learn more about the military men and women who are on duty today.
Remembrance Day (Canada)—November 11
This day honors veterans who have died in service to their country (similar to Memorial Day in the United States).
It's important that we remember our Brothers-In-Arms in Canada, as well as our own here in the United States!
God bless our Freedom, God bless our troops, and God bless our great country!
Now, my friends, let's get some coffee and sit outside...we can raise our cups in a toast to all the Veterans everywhere that continue to give their all for freedoms cause!