Happy Belated Veteran’s Day! Yes we forgot to post yesterday, can you believe that!? We deeply and truly respect our veterans and on no part was it intentional to not write a praise post about how much our vets mean to us. Sometimes you just gotta work ya know?? So let’s pretend it’s November 11, 2013 (a MONDAY of all days) and say a few words about our veterans around the world.
In November 1919 President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day with the following words, “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…”
With the end of World War I all veterans were able to come home and the “war to end all wars” was over. America celebrates this day with parades, public meetings and a brief suspension of businesses… so this is why we didn’t post yesterday… we were supposed to be off work!
The observance of Veterans Day not only preserves the historical significance of the date, but helps focus attention on the important purpose of Veterans Day: A celebration to honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good. We hope all the veterans had a great day yesterday and know that we are forever grateful for all of your sacrifices.