History of Veterans Day Nov 11th & Signal Flag Banner

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November 11th is Veterans Day and I wanted to dedicate this post to the men and women who have served our country, past and present. They put there life on the line so that we may enjoy our freedom. Here are a couple of exerpts from the Department of Veterans Affairs page

History of Veterans day

World War I – known at the time as “The Great War” – officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France. However, fighting ceased seven months earlier when an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. For that reason, November 11, 1918, is generally regarded as the end of “the war to end all wars.”

In November 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day with the following words: “To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations…”

Here is our Signal Flag Banner spelling “Veterans”

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To see more of our signal flags visit us at IB Designs, USA

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2 thoughts on “History of Veterans Day Nov 11th & Signal Flag Banner

  1. Craig

    Mr. Obama wants to shut down the military prison at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, as part of the gradual isolationism of the US. He, and the Democratic party claim it’s the reverse, with the US having to become more “inclusive.” That means to be friends with the world, not fight everyone all the time.

    I wonder where we’ll be a year from now on Veteran’s day? Will half the country even care that anyone died to prevent terrorit attacks? Will the Obama voters take a moment to think about the meaning of war and its purpose in maintaining a free society? Probably not.

  2. You bring up a good question as far as where will we be a year from now on Veterans Day. I have to agree that it probably will just be another day for some because they don’t understand that the freedom that we enjoy today is because our military risks theirs lives to maintain it.

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