Happy Veterans Day 2012 - USA

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In November 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day.  Then on May 13, 1938, made the 11th of November in each year a legal holiday to be celebrated November 11 of each year, the day the Great War (WWI) ended.

Then on June 1, 1954, November 11th became a day to honor American veterans of all wars via legislature.

Years later, the date of Veterans Day was changed and caused confusion among citizens. So in 1975 the original day of November 11 was reinstated. Veterans Day continues to be observed on November 11, regardless of what day of the week on which it falls.

Thanking a veteran can be as simple as saying, "Thank you." or as more indepth as creating a job or home for a returning veteran.

I thanked my Dad and several friends today, whom are all veterans. Whom have you thanked?


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