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Happy Veterans Day to all who have served

November 11, 2011

  At eleven o’clock in the morning on November 11th in 1918, the Treaty of Versailles was signed, bringing the Great War, the war to end all wars, WWI to an end. November 11th is known throughout most of the world as Armistice or Remembrance Day, but after WWII there was growing sentiment in the United States that November 11th should be a time to honor all veterans. In 1954 President Eisenhower signed a bill that turned Armistice Day into Veterans Day, declaring it a national holiday.

  To borrow a phrase from President Lincoln’s Gettysburg address, “it is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.”

  Today is a day for honoring all of our veterans: those that fought and died, those that fought and lived, those who did not fight, those that have served during war and those that served during peace, those that have served in the past and those that are serving now, whether in combat or at home, whether near or far.

  Everyone who has ever put on the uniform of the United States and those that are wearing the uniform of the United States are all my heroes. I love you all and I respect everything that you do to secure my freedom and the freedom of my family and of my friends.

  You will never know how much I appreciate what you do and have done for the greatest country in the world and there is no way that I can possibly thank you for all that you do and for everything you have given up to serve the country.

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10 Comments leave one →
  1. Lou222 permalink
    November 11, 2011 7:35 am

    I think you pretty much covered everything I would have said. Good post and my thanks, as well, to servicemen and servicewomen everywhere today and everyday.

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    • November 11, 2011 7:57 am

      Thank you.

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  2. stinkprogress permalink
    November 11, 2011 7:45 am

    Great post Steve..im sharing it.

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    • November 11, 2011 7:56 am

      Thank you, and thanks for sharing.

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  3. November 11, 2011 11:43 am

    Thanks to my son Patrick, Army, 1-184 Inf Air Assault – Iraq 2005 – Purple Heart

    My son Mitchel, USMC – Iraq, 3rd Intel – 2009

    My late father Frank,, Army, Cav Scout, European Campaign, WWII, 72nd Inf Reg Texas National Guard – Purple Heart, Bronze Star for Valor, etc, etc….WM

    “And I believe we need heroes, I believe we need certain people who we can measure our own shortcomings by.” Richard Attenborough

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    • November 11, 2011 8:22 pm

      Thanks to your sons and all those in your family who have served this great nation!

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  4. November 11, 2011 12:26 pm

    God bless our vets!

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    • November 11, 2011 8:23 pm

      Amen!

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  5. Georgia Peach permalink
    November 11, 2011 2:20 pm

    In addition to all the brave men and women that have served this country and are now serving to protect our freedom and liberty, I also would like to thank the families of these brave patriots who also give more than many will understand.

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    • November 11, 2011 8:24 pm

      I meant to mention the families as well but I forgot to. They sacrifice more than we can understand as well and they deserve to be honored also.

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