I have SOOOOOOOOO many reasons I blush that I didn't remember that TODAY is the REAL Veteran's Day. Like both my dad and my brother were/are veterans. My mom worked at a veterans medical center where I have worked for over 25 years. And then I remembered that Kansas is the actual birth place of Veteran's Day - yep,
was the actual birthplace of Veteran's Day back on Nov. 11, 1953, when Alvin King, a resident of Emporia, felt that the day which was called Armistice Day didn't give just credit to all those veterans who had served and given their lives since WW1. After U.S. Rep. Ed Rees of Emporia, introduced legislation in Congress in the spring of 1954 to change Armistice Day to Veteran's Day all across America, it was Oct. 8, 1954, when then President Eisenhower signed a proclamation that stated: “On that day, let us solemnly remember the sacrifices of all those who fought so valiantly, on the seas, in the air, and on foreign shores, to preserve our heritage of freedom.”
THAT DAY WAS NOVEMBER 11
And let's not forget - the veterans of our military - they are not just the two-legged kind-
we also owe a big debt of gratitude to all those 4 leggers
Team Beaglebratz is forever grateful for what ALL of our veterans have given to us.
~Kim, Shiloh'n The DIVA Shasta~