Posts tagged "Veterans Day"

11 Veterans Day facts: How much do you know about Veterans Day?

<strong>When was Veterans Day first celebrated?</strong>
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Originally called Armistice Day, Veterans Day was celebrated on Nov. 11, 1919, which was the first anniversary of the end of the fighting of World War I. The Allies and Germany agree to an armistice, or  temporary cessation of hostilities,on the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. (Technically WWI did not officially end until the signing of the Treaty of Versailles on June 28, 1919.)<br> Image above is soldiers of the 353rd Infantry near a church at Stenay, Meuse in France, wait for the end of hostilities.  This photo was taken at 10:58 a.m., on November 11, 1918, two minutes before the armistice ending World War I went into effect. Image from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Monday is Veterans Day in the United States and a lot of kids are thrilled to have a long weekend, as are adults who work for the government, banks, schools, etc. But how much do you and your kids really know about this national holiday honoring those who have served our country? Here are 11... Read more »

It is too early for Christmas music on the radio - give me Veterans Day music

When I hopped in the car to fetch my tween from school this afternoon, my ears were assaulted by the sounds of Christmas music blaring from the radio. “Sleigh bells ring. Are you listenin’?” No!  No, I am not listening. I am turning the station. Don’t get me wrong, I love the holiday season.  I’ve... Read more »