According to the Department of Veterans Affairs,
President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day with the following words: “To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the countryâ€™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 nationsâ€¦”
Since that original designation, 11 November has been expanded to be a day in which all veterans of all wars are remembered and their sacrifices honored.
Commander Salamander suggests–and I recommend–that you make a donation to Valour-IT, a fund set up to purchase laptops and other necessary IT equipment to help injured vets on the path to recovery. See CS’s. post for more info.
Finally, you must read David French’s article, Soldiers Win.
Thanks to Ace.
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