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

By Bill Federer
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, fighting continued till11:00 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 know but to God.”

Armistice Day was changed to Veterans Day in 1954 to honor all U.S. Veterans.


In 1958, President Eisenhower placed soldiers in the tomb from WWII and the Korean War.

In 1984, President Ronald Reagan placed a soldier from the Vietnam War in the tomb.


DNA test later identified him as pilot Michael Blassie, a graduate of St. Louis University Highschool, 1966 and the U.S. Air Force Academy, 1970, whose A-37B Dragonfly was shot down near An Loc, South Vietnam.

In 1998, Michael Blassie was reburied at Jefferson Memorial Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri.


On NOVEMBER 11, 1921, President Harding stated:

“On the threshold of eternity, many a soldier, I can well believe, wondered how his ebbing blood would color the stream of human life, flowing on after his sacrifice…

I can sense the prayers of our people…

Let me join in that prayer.

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come…”


Charles Michael Province, U.S. Army, wrote the poem:

It is the Soldier, not the minister
Who has given us freedom of religion.

It is the Soldier, not the reporter
Who has given us freedom of the press.

It is the Soldier, not the poet
Who has given us freedom of speech.

It is the Soldier, not the campus organizer
Who has given us freedom to protest.

It is the Soldier, not the lawyer
Who has given us the right to a fair trial.

It is the Soldier, not the politician
Who has given us the right to vote.

It is the Soldier who salutes the flag,
Who serves beneath the flag,
And whose coffin is draped by the flag,
Who allows the protester to burn the flag.

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Salute to Our Veterans — God bless you All

Veterans sacrifice so that those of us who remain behind, may retain our freedom. Too often they are ignored or demeaned when they should be saluted and honored. Veterans Day is set aside by a one time grateful nation to do just that, honor and salute those who have served and sacrificed. While I am no longer sure that this nation is grateful for the sacrifice given, I know that I am. This post is a reminder to honor those who have served and are serving. If you love our Vets please take a moment to pray for them and pray for peace. Perhaps one day soon, it will no longer be needed for some to sacrifice for others.

Veteran’s Day Prayer

Dear Lord,
Today we honor our veterans,
worthy men and women
who gave their best
when they were called upon
to serve and protect their country.
We pray that you will bless them, Lord,
for their unselfish service
in the continual struggle
to preserve our freedoms, our safety,
and our country’s heritage, for all of us.
Bless them abundantly
for the hardships they faced,
for the sacrifices they made
for their many different contributions
to America’s victories
over tyranny and oppression.
We respect them, we thank them,
we honor them, we are proud of them,
and we pray that you will watch over
these special people
and bless them with peace and happiness.
In Jesus’ name we pray; Amen.

By Joanna Fuchs
~~~~~~

Veteran’s Day Prayer

Source: flickr.com via Jaci on Pinterest


Thanks, VETS! (via Be Sure You’re RIGHT, Then Go Ahead)

by Bob Mack

I verified the below lists as best I could through a web check.  Still a good idea to call ahead if you’re interested in taking advantage of any of the offers. I’ll be keeping a link to this on all posts from now through Veteran’s Day, 2011.  H/T to Tom & John:

The stores and restaurants honoring Veterans this year.  A perk you have earned with your dedicated service to our Nation and our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines!

Veterans Day Discounts and Freebies

Restaurants

Abuelo’s Mexican Food - Abuelo’s offerings vary by region, be sure to call ahead to see what the discounts or freebies are included.

Applebees - All veterans and active duty military eat free from a limited menu at Applebee’s on Veterans Day.

Chili’s — Veterans and active duty dine for free from a special limited six item menu on Veterans Day.

Golden Corral — Golden Corral Restaurants’ Military Appreciation Monday free dinner will be available on November 15, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Military retirees, veterans, active duty, National Guard and Reserves are all welcome. See all the rest at

Be Sure You’re RIGHT, Then Go Ahead


ATTENTION all Korean and Vietnam War Veterans! (via Voting American)

The arrogance of the Obama administration and the Democrats is leading to the destruction of this country. They are spending their time and our precious resources to aid our enemies, betray our allies, lower our defenses, and bankrupt our country. We have had enough! The last few years have been enough time for the ignorant of leaders to understand that the people of the country that he purports to lead, do not like the direction that he is going. Most, who cared about the country would be wise enough to change the direction. Barack Obama is neither wise, nor cares about this country. He seems determined to destroy it. Therefore, we the people of this wonderful country, reserve the right to use any means within the Constitution of this Republic, to restore the freedoms and laws that are our rights, not from government, but from God!

ATTENTION all Korean and Vietnam War Veterans! AMERICA‘S  GOT  TROUBLE You fought bravely and sacrificed much to stop the expansion of Communism in South East Asia. How can it be that we find ourselves fighting it once more and this time, In Our Own Country! How is it that we missed all the warning signs and ignored those who tried to warn us of what was happening in Our America? From Paul Revere to President Ronald Reagan there have always been Great Patriots who stood tall to warn us. [yout … Read More

via Voting American


ATTENTION all Korean and Vietnam War Veterans! (via Voting American)

The arrogance of the Obama administration and the Democrats is leading to the destruction of this country. They are spending their time and our precious resources to aid our enemies, betray our allies, lower our defenses, and bankrupt our country. We have had enough! The last few years have been enough time for the ignorant of leaders to understand that the people of the country that he purports to lead, do not like the direction that he is going. Most, who cared about the country would be wise enough to change the direction. Barack Obama is neither wise, nor cares about this country. He seems determined to destroy it. Therefore, we the people of this wonderful country, reserve the right to use any means within the Constitution of this Republic, to restore the freedoms and laws that are our rights, not from government, but from God!

ATTENTION all Korean and Vietnam War Veterans! AMERICA'S  GOT  TROUBLE You fought bravely and sacrificed much to stop the expansion of Communism in South East Asia. How can it be that we find ourselves fighting it once more and this time, In Our Own Country! How is it that we missed all the warning signs and ignored those who tried to warn us of what was happening in Our America? From Paul Revere to President Ronald Reagan there have always been Great Patriots who stood tall to warn us. [yout … Read More

via Voting American


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