Sunday, November 11, 2007

Saluting our Veterans

Veterans Day is an American holiday honoring military veterans. Both a federal holiday and a state holiday in all states, it is celebrated on the same day as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day in other parts of the world, falling on November 11, the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I. (Major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 with the German signing of the Armistice.)

Origins Of Veterans Day

On June 1, 1954, the name of the holiday known as Armistice Day was changed to Veterans Day as a tribute for the nobility of all soldiers who have fought for or who are fighting for the United States. The day is set aside as a national holiday.

From the Queens Gazette:

Salute A Veteran, Honor The U.S.


KG2V said...

Thank You to all the Vets out there.

And to any Marines that might read this - a belated "Happy Birthday"

Anonymous said...

Is that guy holding the flag really a WWI veteran? If so, he's young for his age....all the vets of that war are 100 years old and up!!

Queens Crapper said...

The photo is from 1982.

Anonymous said...

anyone who fights for the country gains immortality.