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    Exclamation History and Traditions of Veteran's Day

    About Veterans Day
    Origin, History and Traditions of Veteran's Day

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    About Veterans Day
    Great Britain, France, and other countries celebrate November 11th as Armistice Day to commemorate the ending of World War I on November 11, 1918. Fighting ceased at the 11th hour, on the 11th day of the 11th month. Canada celebrates Remembrance Day on this same date.

    The history of the Veterans Day in the United States is as follows:

    1919 - President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed November 11th as Armistice Day to remind Americans of the tragedies of war.

    1938 - The day becomes a federal holiday.

    1954 - Congress changes the name of the holiday from Armistice Day to Veterans Day to honor all United States Veterans.

    Today, in the United States, Veterans Day commemorates the courage and patriotism of all the men and women who have served in the United States military.
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    Little Things Mean A Lot - Support Our Troops
    In addition to Packages From Home, many organizations provide help for you to support our troops by donating blood, offering up your unused frequent flyer miles, volunteering to foster a military personnel's pet while on duty and donating sports equipment.

    Below are some links to helpful organizations:

    - Send a letter:

    •Any Soldier
    •Letters to Soldiers
    •A Million Thanks
    - Donate blood for troops in combat:

    •Armed Services Blood Program
    - Offer up your unused frequent flyer miles:

    •Operation Hero Miles
    - Volunteer to foster a military personnel's pet through:

    •Netpets Foster
    - Donate sports equipment, games and more through:

    •Give2theTroops



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    Happy Veterans Day. I was born in 1956, so I've always known the holiday as Veterans Day - but I remember the old-timers calling it Armistice Day when I was a young child! Anyway - Happy Veteran's Day to all!
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    its a really special veterans day this year i dident know that d Fighting ceased at the

    <11th hour, on the 11th day of the 11th month. >
    & 2 day is 11/11/11
    wow
    And this shall be a sign unto you: Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, Lying in a manger.
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    I got served a free lunch yesterday because I am a veteran!! It was very nice.
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    wow that was extra sweet of them
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