Veterans Day 2014.

What a great list of Free things supported by businesses, One must wonder, where is the rest of the national heart.

great history.

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History of Veterans Day

World War I – known at the time as “The Great War” – officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France. However, fighting ceased seven months earlier when an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. For that reason, November 11, 1918, is generally regarded as the end of “the war to end all wars.”

Soldiers of the 353rd Infantry near a church at Stenay, Meuse in France, wait for the end of hostilities.  This photo was taken at 10:58 a.m., on November 11, 1918, two minutes before the armistice ending World War I went into effect

In November 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration…

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  1. I think I got side tracked on this one Val.. I did arrive, and then went over to the Reblog.. 🙂 a good choice too.. 🙂

  2. What a great idea about freebies for veterans!. That picture of the stooped, old man before the wall brought a tear to my eye.

    • Yes, I thought it was great also, I just wonder why we only do this one time a year. How hard would it be for this nation to recognize the sacrifice and make certain we did not have hungry, homeless veterans?

      I love that picture also.

  3. Sorry to be a day late, Val, but happy Veterans Day, nonetheless. Hope things in Dallas are going well for you this week so far!

    Hugs from Ecuador,
    Kathy

  4. The list of freebies is far greater than what is listed here. But I was reading a local story about the freebies today and one person in the military noted that many of them are working today and will not be able to take advantage. He may have a point, so I think the freebies should be offered to military longer, perhaps a week or all month. Knotts Berry Farm, though, is offering free admission to military and veterans, plus one guest, from now until early January. They’ve got the right idea.

  5. Thanks for reblogging this, Val. I sent the list of free-bies off to my eldest brother. We aren’t close and this gave me the opportunity to send him a hello, happy Veterans’ Day, without a political argument!

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