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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Veterans Day

The history of Veterans Day

Formerly known as Armistice Day, Veterans Day in the US is a time for Americans to celebrate the bravery and sacrifice of our veterans. It's also a day to contemplate peace. This would be a good time to honor and thank any veterans you know, both living and deceased, for their service to this country.

Today, I will think about my grandfather who served in the army during WWII, and who just passed away this year. He was a kind, decent, and honorable man.

What does Veterans day mean to you? How will you celebrate it?

References:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armistice_Day
http://www.military.com/veterans-day/history-of-veterans-day.htm

Veterans advocacy:
http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/ - Wounded Warrior Project
http://www.saveourvets.com/
http://www.iraqwarveterans.org/ - Iraq war veterans
http://www.kitchentablegang.org/ - helping veterans in VA hospitals
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