Today is a very special day brought about after the ending of WWI. It is also celebrated as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day in other parts of the world, falling on November 11, the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I. (Major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 with the German signing of the Armistice.)
The U.S. President Woodrow Wilson first proclaimed an 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 lots of 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.”
To our friends throughout the world this is a Remembrance of the cost of freedom to us all. We recognize each person’s love of their country and on this day, as Americans we acknowledge and remember the courage and commitment it takes to be free and to remain free.
Mary Robinson Reynolds [from@MakeADifference.com] ivites you to join Americans everywhere and take a few minutes to enjoy the musical artistry of singer and song writer John Schmidt:www.AmericaHeartandSoulMovie.com an Inspirational Movie for Veteran’s Day, November 11.
We cannot help but see how blessed we are to live in the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave! On this Veterans Day may we all take and minute and thank our men and women for their service to our country.
To all of America’s Veterans, we love you and thank you for our freedom!