To all those who’ve served, THANK YOU!!!
U.S. President Woodrow Wilson first proclaimed Armistice Day for November 11, 1919. In proclaiming the holiday, he said
“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.”
The United States Congress passed a concurrent resolution seven years later on June 4, 1926, requesting that President Calvin Coolidge issue another proclamation to observe November 11 with appropriate ceremonies. A Congressional Act (52 Stat. 351; 5 U.S. Code, Sec. 87a) 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’.”
In 1945, World War II veteran Raymond Weeks from Birmingham, Alabama, had the idea to expand Armistice Day to celebrate all veterans, not just those who died in World War I. Weeks led a delegation to Gen. Dwight Eisenhower, who supported the idea of National Veterans Day. Weeks led the first national celebration in 1947 in Alabama and annually until his death in 1985. President Reagan honored Weeks at the White House with the Presidential Citizenship Medal in 1982 as the driving force for the national holiday. Elizabeth Dole, who prepared the briefing for President Reagan, determined Weeks as the “Father of Veterans Day.”
U.S. Representative Ed Rees from Emporia, Kansas, presented a bill establishing the holiday through Congress. President Dwight Eisenhower, also from Kansas, signed the bill into law on May 26, 1954.
Congress amended this act on June 1, 1954, replacing “Armistice” with “Veterans,” and it has been known as Veterans Day since.
Whether the administration likes it or not…
To the population in general:
If you want to thank a vet, vote to restore the country he fought to protect.
Not to “fundamentally change” it into a socialist nightmare.
+1 Ed B.
It is amazing to see the good done by the US military over the generations. The world would be a very dark place without their sacrifice. They deserve so much more in a commander than the Big O . . .
Thank you Jim, make it a great day!
+1 Ed B.
Thank-You Jim for your service
Ditto, Ed B. And NFO, thank you, too.
Thank you for your service and for honoring those who served past and present.
Well, after what hit the Philippines this weekend, I see that U.S. Marines are already on the ground, doing Relief Work and prepping for more of the U.S. Military to arrive and help out. But after 238 years, the Devil Dogs will just do what needs to be done, along with the rest of the Military. So more of “Our Family” will NOT be eating Turkey with the Spouse and Kids, nor putting up a Christmas Tree, nor hang out in Times Square watching a Glass Ball Drop on New Year’s Eve. They’ll be clearing Trees and Debris, passing out Food and Water, trying to help the Injured, and helping to Bury the Dead, all in a Hot, Sticky Jungle Environment.
But that’s how OUR Military rolls, no matter which Idiot “Occupys” 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
So from this old Navy Vet to our Future Vets, “Well Done”.
Thanks and Welcome Home, Shipmate.
God Bless America and destroy the socialist trying to destroy us.
Thank you all, and welcome home to each of you.
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My respects to you on this day my Brother.
Six- And to you Brother.
Thanks NFO and all other vets.
We happy few.
Ed- Yep, we’re the lucky ones that came home…