Veterans Day

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  1. hobbles

    hobbles Junior Member

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    It's always Happy Veterans Day,
    It's NEVER happy Memorial Day.

    On Memorial Day, we remember the ones that have fallen.[​IMG]


    On Veterans Day, we thank the ones that made it home. [​IMG] [​IMG]

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  2. NormH3

    NormH3 Banned

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    Thank you to all that have served!
     

  3. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporter

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    My deepest gratitude to all Veterans, Past and Present, who have served this great country of ours !!


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  4. Pancho_Villa

    Pancho_Villa Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Thanks to all who served in the military.
     
  5. blazinbrazer

    blazinbrazer Well-Known Member

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    thank you to all veterans for thier service. hope you all have a wonderfull day
     
  6. tigwelder56

    tigwelder56 Oathkeeper...

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    God Bless America and those that fought to keep her free!! I want to thank all the Vets out there for their service and I want to send my support and never ending appreciation for those that continue the fight!!
     
  7. SHOOTER13

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    Attended a service at VFW Post 676 in Pennsylvania this morning...then

    went to the retirement home where my daughter works to present the veterans there

    with a small party cake and flags...now going to Applebee's with my wife ( SM USA CID retired )

    to meet up with some of our Army buddies for a late lunch.

    If you really want to honor Veterans...get out among them and help them...whatever you can do !!

    Here are a few links to organizations we, as a family, work with through out the year...

    http://operationfirstresponse.org/

    http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/give-back.aspx

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  8. SHOOTER13

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    “TO HONOR VETERANS OF ALL WARS”

    Raymond Weeks of Birmingham, Alabama, organized a Veterans Day parade for
    that city on November 11, 1947, to honor all of America's Veterans for
    their loyal service. Later, U.S. Representative Edward H. Rees of Kansas
    proposed legislation changing the name of Armistice Day to Veterans Day to
    honor all who have served in America’s Armed Forces.

    In 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a bill proclaiming November
    11th as Veterans Day and called upon Americans everywhere to rededicate
    themselves to the cause of peace. He issued a Presidential Order directing
    the head of the Veterans Administration, now the Department of Veterans
    Affairs, to form a Veterans Day National Committee to organize and oversee
    the national observance of Veterans Day. In addition to fulfilling that
    mission, the committee oversees the annual production and distribution of
    the annual Veterans Day poster and this Teacher Resource Guide.

    In 1968, Congress moved Veterans Day to the fourth Monday in October.
    However, it became apparent that the November 11th date was historically
    significant to a great many Americans. As a result, Congress formally
    returned the observance of Veterans Day to its traditional date in 1978.

    The Veterans Day National Ceremony is held each year on November 11th at
    Arlington National Cemetery. At 11 a.m., a color guard, made up of members
    from each of the military services, renders honors to America's war dead
    during a tradition-rich ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns.

    The President or his representative places a wreath at the Tomb and a
    bugler sounds “Taps.” The balance of the ceremony, including a "Parade of
    Flags" by numerous Veterans service organizations, takes place inside the
    Memorial Amphitheater, adjacent to the Tomb.


    In addition to planning and coordinating the National Veterans Day
    Ceremony, the Veterans Day National Committee supports a number of Veterans
    Day Regional Sites. These sites conduct Veterans Day celebrations that
    provide excellent examples for other communities to follow. For a listing
    of these sites, please visit: www.va.gov/opa/vetsday/regsites.asp.


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  9. Shooter

    Shooter Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    My heart goes out to all that have served.

    Thanks guys!