In Honor of Veterans Day...


Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary marking the end of World War I.  Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938.

U.S. Army Private Bill 1965

President Dwight Eisenhower signed legislation in 1954 to change the name to Veterans Day as a way to honor those who served in all American Wars.

As of 2016, there are 18.5 million veterans living in the United States, according to the Census Bureau.  A large proportion of the veteran population, 9.2 million, are aged 65 and older, while 1.6 million are younger than 35.

Odds are that someone in your life has served the military, and my someone is my dear husband, Bill.  He proudly served in the United States Army from 1965-1968, with most of his service time in Bamberg, Germany, ending in Ft. Leonard Wood, MO as Sgt. E5, Machine Gun Instructor.

Sgt. Bamberg, Germany, Sept., 1965



Sgt. E5, Machine Gun Instructor Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo.  1968

Many thanks to Bill and all veterans across the country, who served in defense of our great country, protecting our freedom.  God Bless you all…





Happy
Veterans
Day!





15 comments:

  1. Pam, AMEN! Many thanks to all that have served and let's not forget their families who also sacrificed for our nation! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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    1. Exactly, Dave! Thanks are due all the way around. Take care

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  2. November 11 - in honor of the war veterans - is an important day in the american nation's life.
    Americans are great patriots. I hope ,for their sake, and for the world's sake, that America stays free, strong, and undivided.

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    1. Thanks, Duta! We have a great free country to live in and the military makes it safe. Take care

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  3. I hope on this day people stop to remember all who gave their time and more for our country. Thanks sent to your Bill.

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    1. Thanks, Anne! It's an important day for us all to honor. Have a great week ahead.

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  4. Please thank Bill for his service! Happy Veteran's Day to all who served!!

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    1. Thanks, Liz! We're all proud of Bill and his military service. He was happy to serve.

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  5. God bless Bill and all the others we have to thank for the freedom we have in this country.

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    1. Thank you, Karen! Absolutely, we are lucky indeed with the freedom we have in America. Have a good day!

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  6. Amen Pam! Thanks to all our brave men and women who serve. Thanks Bill!

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  7. Thanks, Tricia! You are so right! Have a wonderful day!

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  8. Happy Veteran's Day to all of the service men and women who fight and protect our freedom everyday.

    Velva

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