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Thursday, November 7, 2013

Salute Our Veterans


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A very special day is rapidly approaching, that day being Veterans Day. Whilst most people know Monday, November 11 will be celebrated as a national holiday, how many possess shallow minded knowledge limited only to the free meals, discounts, deals and sales offered on that day? How many truly know the historical significance behind Veterans Day?

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 Today, Veterans Day honors the duty, sacrifice and service of America's nearly 25 million veterans of all wars. We should remember and celebrate those men and women. But lost in that worthy goal is the forgotten meaning of this day in history -- the meaning which Congress gave to Armistice Day in 1926: "to perpetuate peace through good will and mutual understanding between nations ... inviting the people of the United States to observe the day ... with appropriate ceremonies of friendly relations with all other peoples." 
  
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 While there are various interpretations for the word veteran, saved for special recognition on Veterans Day is the 'veteran soldier'. This holiday pays honor and tribute to our military - 
Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, National Guard. 
  
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As Americans, we should NEVER forget the true meaning and significance of Veterans Day! In fact, every day should be saluted in recognition of our Veterans!
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See a soldier, thank a soldier! 
Those on active duty today are our Veterans of tomorrow! 

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Related Articles: 

Meaning of Veterans Day http://www.militaryspot.com/news/meaning-of-veterans-day/ 
Veterans Day: The Forgotten Meaning http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kenneth-c-davis/veterans-day-the-forgotte_b_781482.html 
The Significance of Veterans Day http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kenneth-c-davis/veterans-day-the-forgotte_b_781482.html 
History of Veterans Day http://www.va.gov/opa/vetsday/vetdayhistory.asp
A Message to Veterans http://www.rexburgstandardjournal.com/opinion/a-message-to-veterans/article_84d4eca0-474c-11e3-bc2d-001a4bcf887a.html#axzz2k0KlVr7s