Today, November 11th - we honor our Veterans. Thank You, Thank You for your service!
Veterans Day is a time for us to pay our respects to those who have served. For one day, we stand united in respect for you, our veterans.
This holiday started as a day to reflect upon the heroism of those who died in our country's service and was originally called Armistice Day. It fell on November 11 because that is the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I. However, in 1954, the holiday was changed to "Veterans Day" in order to account for all veterans in all wars.
We celebrate and honor America's veterans for their patriotism, love of country and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.
From Maria Shriver's Sunday Paper:
This is Michael David Diederich. He’s a World War II veteran who completed 35 air missions over Germany. This coming November 20 is his 102nd birthday! When asked what he wanted, he said he’d love 102 birthday cards. Please join us in making sure he gets his wish!
You can mail your card to Michael’s attention at:
CareOne at the Cupola
100 West Ridgewood Avenue
Paramus, NJ 07652
Happy Veterans Day (and birthday), Michael! Thank you so much for your service.
We want you! Are you a U.S. veteran who served in a war or conflict from World War I to the Iraq War? We would be honored to learn about your first-hand account of your experience. Our Veterans History Project collects, preserves and has an accessible database of veterans' accounts. Free kits are available online.