Friday, November 11, 2016

Happy Veterans Day 2016 - Thank you to those (and their families) who have served our country.

I would like to take this opportunity to recognize and thank all US Military veterans for their service to our country. This Friday, everyone should take a moment to honor those who have preserved our freedom and protected all of our rights, including the right to vote. Veterans Day is a holiday honoring living military veterans. It is a Federal and State holiday observed by all states.

President Woodrow Wilson first proclaimed Armistice Day on November 11, 1919. Other countries today also still recognize November 11th as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day in honor of the Armistice treaty which ended WWI. The U.S Congress amended this act on November 8, 1954, making this holiday Veterans Day as we know it today. 

Military dot com list ways that you can celebrate and educate your children about Veterans Day:

History dot com offers a wealth of information about Veteran’s Day:

Thank you to every man and women who has served our county as a member of our armed forces.  2016 has been big in Palmetto Bay for our Veterans - but we are working to make EVERY year as big for our Veterans.

Palmetto Bay's Veteran Park - with a very special guest:
Work has continued on our Veterans Park - not only have we had an official visit from Hershel Woodrow (”Woody”) Williams, who is the last surviving Medal of Honor recipient from Iwo Jima, as the honored guest speaker at our October 15, dedication of Palmetto Bay's Veterans Park and the First Gold Star Family Memorial Monument dedication where I officially proclaimed the day, October 15, 2016, as Hershel Woodrow "Woody" Williams Day in Palmetto Bay. 
Recognizing Purple Heart Awardees:  see my prior post of  August 12, 2016, Recognizing our Purple Heart Awardees. Palmetto Bay is now a Purple Heart City!  This special day was made even more special in Palmetto Bay as we became a recognized "Purple Heart City" -

 We have a special "Thank You" set for 2016 Veterans Day - A special breakfast for Veterans and their families hosted by Palmer Trinity School.
Thank you Veterans - the Men & Women who have served - and thank you for their support group - their parents, siblings and extended family - their own spouses and children.

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