Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Veteran's Day

Today, November 11, is Veteran's Day. 

Originally proclaimed at Armistice Day in 1919 by President Woodrow Wilson, the eleventh day of the eleventh month at the eleventh hour was set aside to remember those who served in World War I. 

In 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a bill proclaiming November 11 as Veteran's Day, honoring all men and women who have served in the military.

Some facts about US Veterans:
  • Over 48 million Americans have served in the military during war and peace since 1776
  • There are currently about 25 million living veterans
  • Over 155,000 veterans are currently homeless
Please take some time to give thanks to and for the many servicemen and women who have served and currently are serving our nation.


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