11 November 2014

Happy Veterans Day!

It’s November 11th. Happy Veterans Day!

Never served in the military but was hired by the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs and given the honor of working side by side with many who did serve in this country's armed forces. A deeply heartfelt shout out to my former co-workers at DVA and a salute to all U.S. Veterans everywhere - those who have served, those currently serving, and a special dedication to the memory of the men and women of valor who sacrificed their lives.

  • November 11, 1918, is generally regarded as the end of "the war to end all wars".
  • 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day
  • With the approval of P.. 380 on June 1, 1954, November 11th became a day to honor American veterans of all wars.
  • October 8th, 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower issued the first "Veterans Day Proclamation".

History of Veterans Day -
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

 





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