Monday, November 11, 2013

Thank you to those who have served. Have a happy Veterans Day - 2013

I would like to take this opportunity to recognize and thank all US Military veterans for their service to our country. 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 both a Federal holiday and is also recognized and observed by all 50 states.

Veterans Day 2013 is special for our family as brother Walter Flinn, Major, US Army who just returned from his third deployment overseas, this time earning his  Afghanistan Campaign Ribbon.  We are all very proud of Major Flinn for his service to our country. He arrived back in Miami late Friday evening (Nov. 8) just in time for Veterans Day.

History:  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

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