Poster from early 1900's
Did you know that most Americans confuse Veterans Day with Memorial Day? Both holidays celebrate our veterans' service, but with one significant difference.
Veterans Day Honors the Living Veterans and Remembers all persons who served in the armed services.
Memorial Day we remember the ones who died in the line of duty for their country or died from injuries in battle.
Veterans Day was originally known as Armistice Day and was meant to honor the end of World War I, called The Great War, because it was to end all wars and no one could imagine a greater one. The war ceased on November 11, 1918 temporarily while they formed the Treaty of Versailles.
Armistice defined means: temporary ceasing of hostilities. President Wilson proclaimed the first Armistice Day on November 11, 1919. the country was to stop all work at 11 AM for 3 minutes and be filled with pride in the ones who died in the war and show them gratitude for our victory in the war.
Poster from 2007Over the years, the day became a holiday and was changed many times, in 1954 the 83rd Congress, at the urging of veterans service organizations, amended the act of 1938 by changing the word from Armistice to Veterans Day.
This change was due to the fact the Great War did NOT end all wars, we had been through World War II and Korean and they wanted the day to honor ALL veterans in ALL wars.
Poster from Lucky Forwards Films presents: This is War, Memories of Iraq.
Let's honor today the Veterans From All the Wars, Living and Dead and Especailly our soldiers at War today.
There is a time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace.
Ecclesiastes, Chapter 3:8
pray for peace
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