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VETERAN’S DAY

Posted by on November 11, 2012

Thank You for your service to our country. Make sure that you let all of your friends and co-workers know that You are a Veteran — today is your day!

Below you’ll find a History of Veterans Day, Tribute Photos, Nationwide specials for You & more…Enjoy your day!

Throughout history in times of both peace and war, yourselves and millions of other heroic U.S. Military personnel have proudly served our nation, from WWI-II through to the Korean War, Vietnam & the Cold War, to the Gulf War and the current War on Terrorism.

 I wish you a wonderful Veterans Day full of tradition, honor & respect.

History of Veterans Day

  •  1921 – An unknown World  War I American soldier was buried in Arlington National Cemetery. Similar  ceremonies occurred earlier in England and France, where an unknown  soldier was buried in each nation’s highest place of honor (in England,  Westminster Abbey; in France, the Arc de Triomphe).
  • These memorial services all took place on November 11, the anniversary of the end of World War I  at 11:00 a.m., November 11, 1918 (the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month), which became known as Armistice Day.
  • 1926 – Congress invited  all Americans to observe Armistice Day, and then officially made it a  national holiday in 1938.
  • On June 1, 1954, the name was changed to Veterans Day to honor all U.S. Veterans.
  • 1968 – New legislation changed the national commemoration of Veterans Day to the fourth Monday in October. However, it soon became apparent that November 11 was a date of historic significance to many Americans so in 1978 Congress returned the observance to its traditional date.

“Veterans Day is a time when all of us who have served can wear our colors and be proud of what we were no matter where or when we were in – or what our job was. Each of us were a part of a whole and were important. The best of all is that we are a part of a select group of people…we are U.S. Veterans!”

Like you, these famous people served in our great United States Military

  Aaron Burr
Adam West
Al Fiedler, Jr.
Alan Alda
Art Buchwald
Arthur Sulzberger
Barry Corbin
Barry Goldwater
Benjamin O. Davis
Bernard Shaw
Bill Cosby
Bill Muncey
Billy Mills
Bob Dole
Bob Keeshan
Bob Mathias
Bob Watson
Brian Dennehy
Brian Keith
Burgess Meredith
Carmen Basilio
Caspar Weinberger
Charles Lindbergh
Charles Robb
Charles Walgreen
Charlton Heston
Christopher Dodd
Chuck Hagel
Chuck Norris
Clark Gable
Clint Eastwood
Coach Tom Landry
Coleman Young
Colin Powell
Conrad Burns
Cornelius Vanderbilt
Craig Thomas
Dale Bumpers
Dan Lauria
Daniel Akaka
Daniel Boone
Daniel Inouye
Dave Grossman
Dave Thomas
Davey Crockett
David Dinkins
David Robinson
Doc Hastings
Don Adams
Don Nickles
Donald Petersen
Donald Regan
Dr. Seuss
Drew Carey
Earl Warren
Earnest Hemingway
Earnest Hollings
Ed McMahon
Eddie Le Baron
Edward Kennedy
Elvis Presley
Ernest Hemingway
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Frank Capra
Frank Know
  Frank Lautenberg
Fred Smith
Fred W. Smith
G. Gordon Liddy
Gene Autry
Gene Hackman
George C. Scott
George C. Wallace
George Grune
George Gund III
George Jones
George Peppard
George Shultz
George Steinbrenner
George Westinghouse
Gerald Coleman
Gil Hodges
Glenn Ford
Gregory Alan- Williams
Harry Truman
Harvey Keitel
Hayden Fry
Henry Cabot Lodge
Herb Kohl
Howard Cosell
Hugh Hefner
Hugh O’Brian
J. Richard Munro
Jack Reed
Jack Valenti
Jackie Robinson
James Baker III
James Brady
James Carville
James Earl Jones
James Garfield
James Inhofe
James Reynolds
James Roosevelt
Jay Johnstone
Jeff Bingaman
Jeff Sessions
Jesse Brown
Jim Lehrer
Jim Mora
Jim Rogers
Jo Jo White
Jocelyn Elders
John Anderson
John Birch
John Chaffee
John F. Dulles
John F. Kennedy
John Glenn
John Huston
John Murtha
John Phelan
John Warner
Johnny Carson
Jonothan Winters
Joseph Cleland
Joseph Wambaugh
Judge Wapner
Ken Norton
Kris Kristofferson
Larry Craig
Lawrence Rawl
Lee Marvin
  Lee Trevino
Leon Jaworski
Lewis Preston
Lou Anne Johnson
Louis Bantle
Louis L’ Amour
MacDonald Carey
Malcolm Forbes
Mark Shields
Michael Enzi
Mickey Spillane
Mike Anderson
Mike Farrell
Mike Illitch
Montel Williams
Morris Udall
Oliver Wendall Holmes
Pat Roberts
Pat Sajak
Patty Berg
Paul Coverdell
Paul Douglas
Pernell Roberts
Pete Wilson
Peter Benchley
R. Buckminster Fuller
Rene Anselmo
Richard Bryan
Richard Daley
Roaddogg Jesse James
Robert Bennett
Robert Bork
Robert E. Lee
Robert Ludlum
Robert Lutz
Roberto Clemente
Rocky Marciano
Rod Carew
Ron Carey
Ron Dellums
Shaggy
Shaquille O’Neil’s father
Shelby Foote
Slade Gorton
Stephen Peters
Steve McQueen
Steven Symms
Ted Stevens
Ted Williams
Theodore Black
Thomas Sowell
Tim Johnson
Tom Monoghan
Tom Seaver
Tony Bennett
Vine Deloria
Walter Anderson
Will Rogers
William Buckley
William Holden
William Manchester
William Roth
Zackary Taylor

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