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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Simply Kind Tuesdays - Honoring Veterans


NaBloPoMo-Day11
Week 2
Claudia of Everyday Kindness has made some changes ... splitting the Everyday Kindness Challenge into two parts:

1. The original challenge to perform at least one act of kindness per day continues.
2. The new challenge is 'Simply Kind Tuesdays' ... the goal of which is to increase awareness of the kindness that surrounds us.
I invite you to participate in either or both challenges as time & energy permit. Clicking on the Simply Kind and/or Everyday Kindness logos at the top and bottom of this page will take you to others participating.

Today I encourage us all to ...
Veterans Day is celebrated officially at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month and honors living & dead American veterans when a color guard composed of members from each of the military branches conducts a moving ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers in Arlington National Cemetery.

Originally known as Armistice Day after being established by Congress following the end of World War I in 1926, it became a National Holiday 12 years later, shortly before World War II broke out in Europe in 1939. After WWII ended in 1947 legislation was introduced into Congress to change the name from Armistice to Veterans Day.

In 1957, President Eisenhower signed the bill proclaiming November 11th as Veterans day, calling upon Americans to rededicate themselves to the cause of peace. The intention is to thank all living veterans for their loyal, dedicated service to our country while remembering those who have died as well.

Posters selected from the Veterans Day Poster Gallery


Thought for Today
"How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!" Maya Angelou

7 comments:

DrillerAA said...

Post is very nicely put together.
It's a small world...I served most of my tour at Ben Hoa.

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Beautiful honey. :)

Joyce said...

This was beautiful and moving, Virginia. I really learned something about this national holiday.

Also, I think I will try participating in Simply Kind Tuesdays. Sometimes the Ten on Tuesdays meme is on a subject upon which I'm just not qualified or experienced to write. :P

Thanks for bringing Simply Kind Tuesdays to your readers' attention. :)

On a limb with Claudia said...

What a wonderful remembrance! Truly lovely - and such a great way to kick off our new meme.

Thank you for participating - and being you! :)

SandyCarlson said...

These are wonderful, touching images. Thanks, Storyteller. It's good to stop and think.

lisaschaos said...

I am so thankful for all they do and have done for us. :) I have several veterans in my family and I never knew my uncle as he died so young, in the war. :(

Eve said...

My husband and my father were both veterans as were many others in the family. I've always been grateful for those who serve. There was a story on the local news tonight that they are having trouble getting enough vets to make up the color guard that participates in ceremonies and funerals. I hope vets from more recent wars will come forward and carry on this truly wonderful tradition.