Happy Veterans Day!
Today we should all take a moment to be thankful for the brave men and women who have risked their lives for our freedom. First known as Armistice Day to honor the treaty signed that ended World War 1, Veterans Day now honors all soldiers who have fought for our country. Please share this Veterans Day image on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter or via email to show our troops that their efforts are not forgotten!
U.S. President Woodrow Wilson first proclaimed Armistice Day for November 11, 1919. In proclaiming the holiday, he said
“To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations.”
Thank you to Wikipedia for the Woodrow Wilson quote! To learn more about the history and details of Veterans Day, please visit Wikipedia’s Veterans Day Page. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veterans_Day
Little boy waving flags can be found here: http://webclipart.about.com/od/holida1/ss/Fourth-Of-July_8.htm