Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Saluting Our Veterans

For the past week I have been talking about the election - mostly about Prop 8. Today I will talk about something different. Today is Veteran's Day, and it isn't just a day off from school or an excuse for stores to have special sales!

November 11th was declared Armistice Day back in 1919 by President Woodrow Wilson to honor the soldiers who fought in World War I. The name was changed to Veterans Day on June 1, 1954 to honor all those who served. It is all of our country's military that we honor today, including those in active duty. It is NOT a celebration of war. It is recognition of men and women who bravely served our country (sometimes being in harm's way, but not always) over the years.

Take a moment and be thankful for those who give so generously.

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