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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Honoring Veterans

Today is Veteran's Day in the United States. Previously called "Armistice Day," Novemer 11, 1918 is the day the Germans signed the Armistice, ending World War I. Our friends in other countries call this day "Remembrance Day." It is one of the few Federal holidays not celebrated on Monday. It is celebrated on November 11 unless the date falls on a weekend.

Regardless of our feelings about our current wars, we still honor those who fought, especially those who died or returned injured.

Reflect on this day and give thought to the men and women still fighting under the American Flag. We honor and salute them today.

If you have three minutes, listen to today's edition of NPR's Morning Edition, "A Soldier's Refrain: Going Home." http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=96828169






6 comments:

fishing guy said...

Carolyn: That is wonderful that you honored the veterans.

Shellmo said...

Beautiful tribute!

Cheryl said...

In the UK we stand silent at 11.00 wherever we are....shopping....work.....we stand for one minute.......we remember those that gave so much.......
It is good to remember, tku......

Dog_geek said...

Great tribute! Those who serve or have served our country certainly deserve all our thanks!

Mary said...

Thank you, Carolyn. My son-in-love fought in Iraq a few years ago. I left a message on his cell phone today, saying "Thanks, Billy".

Mary

Margaret Cloud said...

We do pay a price for our freedom, so let us say a prayer for their safe return and for the ones not coming back. We should bring our guys home as soon as possible. Please come by sometime.