Why We Celebrate Veterans Day?

Why We Celebrate Veterans Day?

Veterans Day is a Day that we celebrate all the living military men who have served in the past.

We celebrate this day on the every November 11. This was the day that was chosen because it is the “anniversary of the signing of the armistice, which ended World War 1.

This day is set aside to honor, celebrate and thank all living military men and women who have served in the military.

There are parades, church services and local community events to celebrate all these men and women who have served in the military.

But this day is also a day we remember those who served but who didn’t make it home from war. And for those who have witnessed war and times of peace but have since passed on.

We fly our flags at half staff. Then we have a moment of silence for two minutes being held at 11am.

In 1938 an “Act (52 Stat. 351; 5 U. S. Code, Sec. 87a) was approved on May 13, 1938, which made November 11 in each year a legal holiday, known as Armistice Day.This day was originally intended to honor veterans of World War I. A few years later, World War II required the largest mobilization of service men in the history of the United States and the American forces fought in Korea. In 1954, the veterans service organizations urged Congress to change the word “Armistice” to “Veterans”. Congress approved this change and on June 1, 1954, November 11 became a day to honor all American veterans, where ever and whenever they had served.”

Veterans Day is quickly approaching next Friday. So remember if you see a veteran thank him or her for their service to our country.  Also, on Veterans Day be sure to stop at 11am to stop and take a moment of silence for those men and women who gave their lives for our country and for those who have passed on.

I would like to take this time to give a big THANK YOU to my Dad, Charles Richards, my brother Micheal Richards, my Uncles; Fred Justice, Sam Justice, Larry Justice; Uncles Gene Richards, Bob Richards, Carl Eaton; Great Uncles Kelvin Justice, Kyle (Dusty) Justice, Glen Justice(these are just the one I can remember): for serving and protecting our freedoms and liberty.

With a grateful heart I Thank all of you who have served in the military, Army, Navy, Marine Corp, Air Force. Thank you for being willing to sacrifice your life to provide me with the freedoms that we have here in the United States of America.


This is a video Thanking and Honoring Our Veterans!

11 Replies to “Why We Celebrate Veterans Day?”

  1. Hi Mark! My hubs is a veteran from Operation Iraqi Freedom. Thank you for posting because the hubs doesn’t talk much about his moments there. An informative post indeed. Thank you =)

    1. Please let him know that I am thankful for his service to our country. I can’t imagine what they have gone through. Well, I hope that you all had a wonderful day.

    1. Thanks for your comments, I hope you have enjoyed your day. I think that everyone has the same thought when reading a post that has information in it that we are not familiar with.

  2. Would you mind if I share this on Friday? I think more people should stop and take note. We don’t appreciate the sacrifices that others made on our behalf. My grandpa gave up the opportunity to be a pro baseball player in order to defend our country and fight. We should be remembering these sacrifices! Thank you for sharing.

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