As a spouse of a Veteran-Veterans Day holds a special place in my heart. Celebrating Veterans Day is important. It reminds Americans living in their million-dollar houses & driving their Tesla cars that but for the Veterans there won’t be any of those luxuries.
Veterans have given the best of their lives, their youth to protect the freedoms that we take for granted. In Today’s blog I will explain the day’s history, the difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day, Let’s dive in.
Who are the Veterans?
The military men and women who serve and protect the U.S. come from all walks of life and are an important part of their communities.
When did it first begin?
As you may or may not know, the first celebration using the term Veterans Day occurred in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1947. Raymond Weeks, a World War II veteran, organized “National Veterans Day,” which included a parade and other festivities, to honor all veterans.
The event was held on November 11, then designated Armistice Day.
Why is Veterans Day on November 11?
It was on November 11, 1919, that President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed the observance of Armistice Day as the anniversary of Germany’s surrender in World War I a year prior.
However, the controversy came to the universally recognized holiday in 1968, when Congress tried to change when it was celebrated as a national holiday, by moving the holiday to a Monday at the end of October.
Veterans groups moved quickly to oppose the date switch.
President Gerald Ford signed the act on September 20, 1975, which called for the move to happen in 1978.Why Is Veterans Day so Special! Click To Tweet
Difference between Memorial &Veterans Day
Memorial Day, which falls on the last Monday in May, honors the men and women who died while serving in the military.
While Veterans Day, observed every November 11, recognizes all who have served in the Armed Forces.
A champion for America’s veteran community
President Trump passed The Mission Act of 2018 gave the first real and permanent choice through the brand-new community care program.
Why are Veterans so Special?
In my personal experience I have never met a veteran who is not friendly, cheerful and helpful. The fact that these great guys my husband included have looked at danger in the eye and come out alive makes them special.
As a result, a veteran is the best that America has to offer. A veteran embodies the true spirit of America. He is the ‘brave’ in the land of the brave.
Veterans Love America & Freedom
Obviously, a veteran is also an American who truly loves America with all or her soul.
Not because he was trained or pledged to but because that’s what he ir she stands for.
For that reason alone we Americans must elect Veterans and make sure our Democracy is in their hands.
People who served their country should be in Congress for they truly love this country & want to protect it from enemies within and without.
Finally, on this Veterans Day I urge you to take a few minutes with your family to thank all the veterans in the USA in your family prayer.
As a result, we all are beholden to them for our luxurious lives.
It’s a life that we enjoy because they guard our freedom & our nation.
In conclusion, this is the reason I believe Veterans are so special.
Hopefully, I covered everything.
What do you think? Do you have a veteran in your family?
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