11 November, 2010

Veterans Day

Also known as Armistice Day and Remembrance Day.

Originally, Veterans Day was a recognition of the war veterans from World War I, when the Armistice was signed on 11-11-1918, at the 11th hour, but then it was changed to be a celebration of all veterans, from all wars, not just WWI.

We should remember those veterans--they risked their lives for their country and its people, and fought for the values of that country.

Respect, and honor them.

-----The Golden Eagle


Misha1989 said...

Thanks for the info! I was not aware there was a Veterans Day.

Elena Solodow said...

Excellent post. Giving my thanks today.

C. N. Nevets said...

A day to pause and watch old heroes shuffle slowly down the street, to borrow a phrase from Roger Waters.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

My father served in the Vietnam War and our flag is flying proudly outside the house right now.

Jules said...

Less we forget... Wonderful tribute :D
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Brooke said...

Both my dad and mom are veterans. Yeah, free meals from Golden Coral and Apple Bees!

Old Kitty said...

I'm wearing my poppy in remembrance. Take care

N. R. Williams said...

Koodoos for posting that. I think the year is wrong. Also that's for your well wishes in the comment yesterday.
N. R. Williams, fantasy author

Anonymous said...

In England, the sign of rememberance is the poppy. Over the past few days, people with donation boxes and plastic poppies came around our classes to offer us to buy one for as much money as we wanted to donate to a charity. We had a one minute silence at school today - at 11:00 - to think about all those who had died. Our whole schedule was messed up because we had to fit 11:00 into class time. :P

I pray for all those who died, and their familes.

Jen Chandler said...

Wonderful tribute. Thanks for posting this. My grandfather served in WWII and my father served in Vietnam.


Anonymous said...

Both my Dad and Grandpa where in the war I am so Grateful that Both of them are ALIVE TODAY!

Talei said...

Absolutely. Respect and honour them. Lest we forget. ;)

The Golden Eagle said...

Misha1989: Yup. :)

Elena: Me, too.

Nevets: I've never heard of Roger Waters . . . but it is a good phrase.

Alex: Members of my family served in the Vietnam war, and my grandparents served in WWII, including my grandmother! (My adoptive family, though.)

Jules: Thanks. :)

Brooke: Wow. You must be proud of them. (Not to mention the free food, huh?)

Old Kitty: No poppies on this side of the pond . . . just remembrance.

Nancy: *facepalm* Yes, the date was wrong! But I changed it the second I saw your comment, Nancy! Thanks so much for telling me that . . .

Swirly Girl: That's a good way of getting everyone involved in the meaning of the day, I would think.

Jen: You're welcome!

It seems that a lot of people have a grandparent or a parent who's served at some point. There were so many in the service in twentieth century.

Brena: Yes, we should be grateful that they made it back alive.

Talei: Quite. :)

Angela Felsted said...

Good post.

The Golden Eagle said...

Thanks, Angela!