It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Chapter 11, Page 11, Book 09

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. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed legislation in 1954 to change the name to Veterans Day as a way to honor those who served in all American wars. The day honors living military veterans with parades and speeches across the nation. A national ceremony takes place at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia
Veterans we honor you. Thank you for your service to our country. We join the rest of the nation on Veterans Day in remembering the sacrifices of America's 25 million veterans and expressing our appreciation for your service

On November 11 at 11:11, 1921 the U.S. France and England each buried an unknown soldier in honor of those who died in World War I. This began the annual Armistice Day holiday. The time and day was picked because fighting ceased in WWI in 1918 on November 11 at 11:11. In keeping with this tradition, work stops on this day and time each year for a moment of silence

Lord, keep our servicemen and women safe, whether they serve at home or overseas. Hold them in your loving hands and protect them as they protect us.

Let's all keep those currently serving and those who have gone before in our thoughts. They are the reason for the many freedoms we enjoy.

In God We Trust

'On Ya'-ma


Jeannette said...

For the fallen, for the wounded, for those fighting right now, we remember, with deepest thanks, God bless you all.

Sugar said...

nice tribute.
ty to them all!!!

betty said...

beautiful tribute to those who have served our country!

thank you Lord for those who are willing to go and fight to protect our freedom


Sybil said...

Thank you Ma for reminding everyone. we were in the middle of our bible study this morning when it was 11am and we stopped for a few moments reflection and asked for God's protection for all our troops and forgiveness for all wars.
love sybilx

Angie said...

Our 'formal' Remembrance Day is always on the nearest Sunday to 11/11 but on the actual 11/11, though not a holiday, the whole of our nation observes 2 minutes of silence. Factory production lines are halted, buses pull over, shopping centres cease trading. It's such a small price to pay for the freedom we enjoy.

love, Angie, xx

Buttercup said...

Joining you all in remembrance and in prayers for those who are serving now.