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Veterans Day


Geoff Cleveland

on 10 November 2017

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Transcript of Veterans Day

Remembering Our Veterans
History of Veterans Day
"The Great War", which saw over 37 million causalities came to end on November 11, 1918
The ceasing of hostilities between the Allied Nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month
In November 1919, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed November 11 shall be the first commemoration of Armistice Day
"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 freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of nations"
The original concept of commemorating Armistice Day was to suspend business starting at 11:00am and celebrate the day with parades and observance
On October 8, 1926; President Dwight D. Eisenhower issued the first Veterans Day proclamation
Eisenhower wished for the entire "citizenry" to join hands in a common purpose of observing Veterans
It wasn't until 1975 that President Gerald Ford signed into law that Veterans Day shall be observed on November 11th of each year
A Kind Word
Man's best friend
MOM = #1
Words can't describe...
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