Thursday, November 11, 2010
No, it’s not the same as Memorial Day.
First known as Armistice Day, and dedicated to celebrating November 11, 1918, the end of The Great War, (WW1), an act of congress declared it a holiday in 1938. Later, in the 1950’s (after WW2 and the Korean War) it became Veterans Day, a holiday to honor all of those who served or were serving, in all conflicts.
Memorial Day is to honor the fallen, those who didn’t make it home. Veterans Day is to celebrate and pay tribute to those who did, and to those who are still sacrificing so much for our country, our lives.
To the men and women proudly serving, to those retired from service, and to those who did make it home, you have my respect and sincere gratitude.