A holiday to honor those who have served “in harms way,” is this Tuesday, Nov. 11. Veteran’s Day is held on that day to remember all who have answered the call. Boots on the ground or driving a keyboard.
FREE admission is extended to ALL people (citizens or not) to Yosemite – and all other national parks – on Tuesday Nov 11 – Veteran’s Day. A tip of the hat to all of us who served. I did 6 years in the Air Force. Also vets get free meals that day at many restuarants.
On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, an armistice was declared between the Allied nations and Germany to end hostilities in World War 1. Although the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day. This date marked the end of the Great War.
After WW2 it was designated Veteran’s Day. It was moved to a Monday holiday, but now stays on Nov 11.
Open a door and say thanks to a Vet.
Unrelated thought worth quoting: “War, What is it good for? Absolutely nothing.” – R.I.P. Edwin Starr
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