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November 11, 2010
Today we observe Veterans Day, which was originally known as Armistice Day.
On the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month in 1918, World War 1 was over after four years of brutal conflict, ending what was supposed to be the "War to end all Wars."
Unfortunately, it wasn't.
In 1954, to honor all the vets of all American wars, living or dead, President Dwight D. Eisenhower, with the help of Congress, changed the name to Veterans Day.
But I'm sure veterans wouldn't mind sharing the spotlight with today's servicemen and servicewomen.
"America is not at war, the Marine Corps is at war, America is at the mall," a Marine wrote while being deployed in Iraq.
He was not alone.
Blue Star Families, in a recent survey to determine the major issues facing military households, found that 92% of military family respondents said they felt the general public doesn’t understand or appreciate the sacrifices made by service members and their families.
A little known fact, not exactly broadcast, is that the number of soldiers forced to leave the Army solely because of mental disorders has increased by 64 percent from 2004 to 2009.
For the first time in 15 years, mental health disorders caused more hospitalization than any other medical condition, including battle wounds.
At exactly 11 a.m. EST, a color guard, made up of members from each of the military branches, will honor America's war dead during a ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery.
It is truly a Day to Remember.
But every day is a day to remember that our troops and their families deserve all the support we can give them.
Words are fine, but they're just words.
It used to be you could wrap a care package and mail it to "Any Service Member" for the holidays, but with increased mail restrictions, that's impossible today.
You can help through financial contributions, letter-writing and email, purchasing authorized pre-made care packages and contributing in any number of ways.
It's important to show it.
Selected Poems for Veterans Day theholidayzone.com Take a look at an interesting article we found.
Remembering Armistice Day dw-world.de Take a look at an interesting article we found.
History of Veterans Day va.gov Take a look at an interesting article we found.
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