Monday, November 11, 2013


Good Morning Everyone!

Today is Veterans Day.  I know Veterans Day is a day we celebrate any person who has served in our armed services but I didn’t know it wasn’t always called Veterans Day.  (Who knew that?!?)

It all started in 1919, when President Woodrow Wilson named November 11th, Armistice Day, to celebrate veterans who died in World War I, but it didn’t stop there.  In 1938, President Calvin Coolidge made “Armistice Day” a legal holiday, celebrated across the United States, but it didn’t stop there!  In 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower wanted to make Veterans Day a day to celebrate everyone who served in the armed forces.  So that year, President Eisenhower signed a bill and Congress passed the bill changing Armistice Day to Veterans Day, a holiday celebrating any person who served in the armed forces of the United States.

What are you doing to celebrate veterans today?  I wrote letters with my class to send to a veteran’s hospital thanking the veterans there for their service.  We also donated our Halloween candy to be sent over to soldiers around the world who are protecting people and helping our country.  Easiest of all, anytime we see a person wearing an army uniform…we thank them.  We just walk up and say, “Thank you for serving our country.” 
You can find out more about veterans, the American Flag and play some neat games by visiting the US Department of Veterans Affairs-kids page by clicking here. 
Enjoy the day…and remember to thank a veteran!!!!


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