Sunday, November 11, 2012

Veteran's Day, TODAY! And a little history lesson

The mom here - maybe it's because I am a government employee and have tomorrow off in recognition of Veteran's Day but I kind of forgot (blush) that TODAY - November 11 - is the ACTUAL, FOR REAL - VETERAN'S DAY!
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~

5 comments:

Molly The Wally said...

That last pic made me feel weepy. How sweet. It is our Remembrance day today and on the 11th of the 11th at the 11th hour world war 1 stopped. We wear poppies to remember. We salute those who have gone and gave and those who give. We owe so much. Have a super Sunday.
Best wishes Molly

Susie and Sidebite said...

Yeap, we all own our thanks, even our furpals, well done two & four legged Veterans.

Your Furiends
Susie & Bites

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

We did not know that about Emporia - thanks for the lesson. We love that first cartoon - how very true!!!

We join you in saluting the veterans.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

We did not know that about Emporia - thanks for the lesson. We love that first cartoon - how very true!!!

We join you in saluting the veterans.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Tank said...

God bless our veterans.