Monday, November 12, 2007

November 11th, 2007

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 thosewho 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…"

Click here to read more about the history of Veterans Day.

For those who practice gratitude, we can support those who still serve and those who are crippled with these charities...

Helping Our Heroes Foundation support our military injured
Project Valour-IT to supply voice-activated computers for wounded soldiers
Soldiers' Angels started by an ordinary mom so no soldier would go unloved.

These are only a few of the many ways we can help support our heroes.

"Old Glory" -- The story behind the affectionate name for the U.S. flag.
The Flower of Remembrance -- Learn how a simple red flower came to symbolize a perpetual tribute to those who have given their lives for the nation's freedom.
The History of the Purple Heart Award -- It is one of the most recognized and respected medals awarded to members of the U.S. armed forces. Introduced as the “Badge of Military Merit” by General George Washington in 1782, the Purple Heart is also the nation's oldest military award.

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