Veterans Day !!

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by SHOOTER13, Nov 10, 2012.

  1. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporting

    My deepest gratitude to all Veterans, Past and Present, who have served this great country of ours !!

    Last edited: Nov 10, 2012
  2. greyhawk50

    greyhawk50 Well-Known Member

    I concur!!
    Without a doubt!!

  3. Rich1028

    Rich1028 Well-Known Member

    This is dedicated to all those that serve and have served the United States of America and her allies.
    Thank you and GOD Bless you all.

  4. FOUR4D4

    FOUR4D4 Well-Known Member

  5. hombre243

    hombre243 Well-Known Member

    Is it raining or is it just me?

    I watched this video through rain soaked eyes.
  6. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporting

    Attended a service at VFW Post 676 in Pennsylvania this morning...then

    went to the retirement home where my daughter works to present the veterans there

    with a small party cake and going to Applebee's with my wife ( SM USA CID retired )

    to meet up with some of our Army buddies for a late lunch.

    If you really want to honor Veterans...get out among them and help them...whatever you can do !!

    Here are a few links to organizations we, as a family, work with through out the year...

  7. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporting


    Raymond Weeks of Birmingham, Alabama, organized a Veterans Day parade for
    that city on November 11, 1947, to honor all of America's Veterans for
    their loyal service. Later, U.S. Representative Edward H. Rees of Kansas
    proposed legislation changing the name of Armistice Day to Veterans Day to
    honor all who have served in America’s Armed Forces.

    In 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a bill proclaiming November
    11th as Veterans Day and called upon Americans everywhere to rededicate
    themselves to the cause of peace. He issued a Presidential Order directing
    the head of the Veterans Administration, now the Department of Veterans
    Affairs, to form a Veterans Day National Committee to organize and oversee
    the national observance of Veterans Day. In addition to fulfilling that
    mission, the committee oversees the annual production and distribution of
    the annual Veterans Day poster and this Teacher Resource Guide.

    In 1968, Congress moved Veterans Day to the fourth Monday in October.
    However, it became apparent that the November 11th date was historically
    significant to a great many Americans. As a result, Congress formally
    returned the observance of Veterans Day to its traditional date in 1978.

    The Veterans Day National Ceremony is held each year on November 11th at
    Arlington National Cemetery. At 11 a.m., a color guard, made up of members
    from each of the military services, renders honors to America's war dead
    during a tradition-rich ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns.

    The President or his representative places a wreath at the Tomb and a
    bugler sounds “Taps.” The balance of the ceremony, including a "Parade of
    Flags" by numerous Veterans service organizations, takes place inside the
    Memorial Amphitheater, adjacent to the Tomb.

    In addition to planning and coordinating the National Veterans Day
    Ceremony, the Veterans Day National Committee supports a number of Veterans
    Day Regional Sites. These sites conduct Veterans Day celebrations that
    provide excellent examples for other communities to follow. For a listing
    of these sites, please visit:

  8. Rich1028

    Rich1028 Well-Known Member


    me as well!
  9. FOUR4D4

    FOUR4D4 Well-Known Member

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  10. 28Shooter

    28Shooter Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporting

    I led my Sunday School class in a discussion about the meaning of the day and how we should keep veterans, active duty military, and their families in our daily prayers. My thanks to all the vets on this forum for your service.
  11. greyhawk50

    greyhawk50 Well-Known Member

    In honor of those that served.

    Attached Files:

  12. SWO1

    SWO1 Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporting

    From myself, and ALL VETERANS, PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE....
    In memory of my Father (USN Retired) My youngest brother (USA..Deceased) and my brother who did fare VietNam as well as I (USMC 100% disabled)

    To all on this forum....


    I still stand ready....SEMPER FI