Thursday, November 11, 2010

Veterans Day 2010

Veterans Day originated as "Armistice Day" on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938. Veterans Day is not to be confused with Memorial Day--a common misunderstanding, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Memorial Day (the fourth Monday in May) honors American service members who died in service to their country or as a result of injuries incurred during battle, while Veterans Day pays tribute to all American veterans--living or dead--but especially gives thanks to living veterans who served their country honorably during war or peacetime.

You all know I have two favorite soldiers in my life...my husband who is retired Army after 22 years of service and my son who has just begun his service in the Army.

Be sure that today and everyday when you see a solider, sailor, Marine, or airman that you thank them for their service. Did you know less than 1% of the population of the US volunteers to serve their country? That's right so you know they love their country!

5 comments that make my day!:

Donna said...

Thank you Lorie for the sacrifices your family has made to keep us free and safe! Many blessing coming your way today!

resmith said...

Thank you to your husband and son for serving our country! I have had several members of my family who have served the military (I think just about every branch) including my husband, son and now my son-in-law.

Cristina said...

Cool post. Thanks for sharing your pics. Thanks to your family for your service and sacrifice for our wonderful country!

Pam S. said...

Thank you to your DH and son!!! TFS!
Pam Going Postal

Kristine said...

so true, so true!

Hey you... where are ya? Visiting your grandpa and fam I am guessing. Hope you're having a wonderful time with them and making the most of it! Just wanted to pop in and say I've missed ya =D