Thank You. Veterans Day is today for a reason. In 1919 the United States was at war with Germany. The British, French and USA fought the Germans in France. No country really won. But it ended on 11/11/1919.
President Wilson said, “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 has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations…”
In 1938 Armistice Day became a holiday.
In 1954 they changed the day to Veterans Day. President Eisenhower said, “all veterans, all veterans’ organizations, and the entire citizenry will wish to join hands in the common purpose to observe the holiday.”
I want to say thank you for the Veterans. I have friends in the military, friends that retired from the military, friends got out of the military and the friends that died in the military.
I would like to say thank you to my family. Here we go,
WWII: Grandfather Tom Greene (Ret) Navy, Uncle Frank Walsh, Army
Father-In-Law Robert Coates, Navy
Korean War: Uncle “Killer” Keefe, Army
In the 50s or 60s: Uncle Bob Horan, Marine Corp, Uncle Jimmy Horan, Army and my dad, Butch Horan was in the Navy for 6 years. 11/11 is also my dad’s birthday!!
My brother-in-law Steve Mannell(Ret), Army
It is a real important day…
“Veterans Day: A celebration to honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.”