Sunday, November 11, 2012

Thank You Veterans

Thank you to all who have served in the military, who have kept our country free and serve to help others to freedom as well. We know that freedom is not free.


A quick history, what we now call Veterans Day started out many, many years ago as Armistice Day. It marked the day when "The Great War" or World War I ended and the major hostilities were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 with the German signing of the Armistice.

Then many years later some beans got together and said the day should be to honor all military veterans. So they changed the name from Armistice Day to Veterans Day. Mum says she remembers being in school and at the 11 hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month. They would stand and face east in a moment of silence.

Other countries may observe the day as Remembrance Day, like in the UK and Canada.


Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

Paws up for our veterans - they are heroes!

Prancer Pie said...

We're raising our paws to all veterans too. XOXO

Princess Jasmine said...

We will be remembering those who fought for us at 11 o'clock today. Mummy wishes with all her heart that the world could become a peaceful place where everyone can live together happily :)xx

Ellie VanCaster said...

We have our paws up real high so say thank you for this country's freedoms-especially to adopt kitties.
Jada & Scully

Eric and Flynn said...

Paws up to all the veterans.

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

We have all paws up to salute!