Thursday, November 11, 2010

Veterans Day Nov. 11 2010

Veterans Day was first proclaimed as Armistice Day by President Woodrow Wilson on Novemeber 11 1919 to reflect on the one year anniversary of the signing of the Armistice which ended World War 1 Nov. 11 1918.
It was changed to Veterans Day in 1954 by President Dwight Eisenhower,prompted by shoe store owner Alfred King from Emporia Kansas to celebrate all veterans, not just those who served in World War I.

So we actually started out celebrating the "Armistice" ...."a situation in a war where the warring parties agree to stop fighting".
I guess celebrating "Peace" wasn't a very commercial success for the businessmen of Emporia, so they made it ...all about the warrior......the Veteran.
And, I by no means am downing Veterans......I am one...and I salute them all......just looking at the truth!
Anyway....I just had to touch on the reality of the situation. Politics changed Armistice Day into Veterans Day.
War sells? I gotta admit it.


Mrsupole said...

Happy Veterans Day to you.

We forgot that we could eat for free at Applebee's but then we would have had to look for our DD214's and it would have taken forever to find them. I know I should keep them handy but we always just order new ones when we need them. I am not even sure how many copies I have. I think about four or five somewhere in the house.

Anyway I think if I come across them this year then I will put them in a spot that will be easier to get to, well just in case they let us eat there free next year. Although our youngest daughter is a manager at one, we probably could have just gone to her restaurant because she knows her parents are vets because she was born an Army brat and we almost stayed in as a career but were glad we got out because then David would not have become the Up the pole man and I would not have been Mrsupole. LOL

God bless.

Uncivil said...

Good to hear from you.
I haven't seen my DD214 in years?

Does hubby climb power poles?

I should have been more positive for Veterans day! Sorry!

Worked on a piece of property I'm hoping to move too sometime next year if this place ever sells.
Spent the day cutting down a half dozen trees for Veterans day!
Had a Subway Club for super!

Are you on Facebook?

J at said...

That's a cynical look at it, but perhaps accurate. I always thought that calling it Veterans Day just expanded it to all vets, war and non, rather than just wwI.

Uncivil said...

Yeah.... my uncivilness got the best of me on that post?

I gotta lighten up and be happy!LOL
Shouldn't have studied it so deep?

Shannon said...

Just wanted to let you know I am back in (blogging) town! Would love to hear what you're up to and hope you can come over for a visit :-)