A Veteran’s Day Salute

Posted on: November 11th, 2013 at 1:12 pm by

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The U.S. Marines are seen on parade on Fifth Avenue in New York, 1919. (AP Photo)

SALUTE OUR HEROES!

An Act approved May 13, 1938, “made the 11th of November in each year a legal holiday—a day to be dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be thereafter celebrated and known as “Armistice Day.” …amended the Act of 1938 by striking out the word “Armistice” and inserting in its place the word “Veterans.” With the approval of this legislation (Public Law 380) on June 1, 1954, November 11 became a day to honor American veterans of all wars.”

Many are at work today, but please take a moment or more to remember the people whose actions allow us to wake up free each day.

To those lost and to those not: welcome home, heroes. You are remembered and live on in every American. We thank you.

President Wilson:

To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations…

From VA.org:

Whereas the legislatures of twenty-seven of our States have already declared November 11 to be a legal holiday: Therefore be it Resolved by the Senate (the House of Representatives concurring), that the President of the United States is requested to issue a proclamation calling upon the officials to display the flag of the United States on all Government buildings on November 11 and inviting the people of the United States to observe the day in schools and churches, or other suitable places, with appropriate ceremonies of friendly relations with all other peoples.

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