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Ed Gooding (VA)    Posted 11-11-2017 at 08:42:01 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Thank you, Veterans
  • Veteranís Day
    Posted On 11 Nov 2017
    By: William Federer

    November 11, 1918

    The 11th hour of the 11TH DAY OF THE 11TH MONTH of 1918, World War I ended.

    Though the Armistice was signed at 5:00 AM on NOVEMBER 11, 1918, the fighting continued till 11:00 AM, killing nearly 11,000 more men.

    In 1921, President Warren Harding had the remains of an unknown soldier killed in France buried in the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington Cemetery.

    Inscribed on the Tomb are the words: Here rests in honored glory an American soldier known but to God.

    On October 4, 1924, at the dedication of the Monument to the American Expeditionary Forces in Washington, D.C., President Calvin Coolidge stated: "They did not regard it as a national or personal opportunity for gain or fame or glory, but as a call to sacrifice for the support of humane principles and spiritual ideals.

    If anyone doubts the depth and sincerity of the attachment of the American people to their institutions and Government, if anyone doubts the sacrifices which they have been willing to make in behalf of those institutions and for what they believe to be the welfare of other nations, let them gaze upon this monument and other like memorials that have been reared in every quarter of our broad land.

    Let them look upon the representative gatherings of our VETERANS, and let them remember that America has dedicated itself to the service of God and man."

    Armistice Day was changed to VETERANS DAY in 1954 to honor all who have served defending the United States.

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    AL CT    Posted 11-11-2017 at 10:34:33 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Thank you, Veterans
  • As a proud Veteran I want to extend at to all my fellow veterans "well done" to all.
    I was lucky to be stationed in Germany 67-68 and not endure the horrors of Vietnam. Some of my friends did, some paid the ultimate sacrifice. When my time was up, I returned to Fort Dix, NJ for separation. Once done in NJ, I flew home, still in uniform. While walking through the air port, numerous people spit on me and called me a baby killer, these people were protesting the Vietnam war and of course thought I had just returned from Vietnam.

    Jim Rushford    Posted 11-12-2017 at 14:41:36 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: Thank you, Veterans
  • I did serve in Vietnam: An Khe 1969. When I came home I didn't get spit on but what a cold reception! College was a whole other thing; liberal all day long. Still, I would do it again although it would have been nice of have a leadership in Washington DC who understood how to fight a war.

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