Tuesday, November 11, 2008

A Very Special Day

Although many are posting for awareness about Pulmonary Hypertension, I'm going to change course for today. Today is a very special day ~ it's Veterans Day and I was brought up to honor and respect our Vets. To always say thank you to them for a job well done, to show appreciation for the sacrifice they have made while serving their county, our country, my country -- this great land and nation known as these United States of America.

Many have sacrificed their lives for this nation and other nations, many are still serving to protect our rights and freedoms as many have in years gone by.
For the most part, war veterans are treated with great respect but lately remembering America’s warriors is often an afterthought for many Americans.

November 11, or what has come to be known as Veterans Day, was originally set as a U.S. legal holiday to honor Armistice Day - the end of World War I, which officially took place on November 11, 1918. In legislature that was passed in 1938, November 11 was "dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be hereafter celebrated and known as 'Armistice Day.' As such, this new legal holiday honored World War I veterans.

In 1954, after having been through both World War II and the Korean War, the 83rd U.S. Congress, at the urging of the veterans service organizations, amended the Act of1938 by striking out the word "Armistice" and inserting the word "Veterans." With the approval of this legislation on June 1, 1954, November 11 became a day to honor American veterans of all wars.

I have chosen the Flame of Hope logo (in afghan form) for the Pulmonary Hypertension Association as a reminder that without these warriors to protect and serve on our behalf there would be no hope or freedom of any sort for this great nation.

A lot has happened to this country and the world in general over the past few years and these brave men and women need to know how much we appreciate them. We need to come together as one nation and support them in anyway we can.

Thank you my warriors for freedom; for the privilege to be able to write this and the hope of what will be a tomorrow.

Merle ~ OHPA
And smile, it's contagious

1 comment:

Jen said...

Yes..Thanks to all the Vets..they do so much for us all..

Take care