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SOME FACTS AND HISTORY ABOUT VETERAN'S DAY

The end of the "war to end all wars" was declared on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 when Germany signed the Armistice with the Allied Forces. To show observance for this event and all of the unknown soldiers fallen during World War I, President Wilson made a proclamation that Nov. 11th of each year was to be celebrated as to remember the heroes of WWI.  After officially being officially named Armistice Day in 1926, the day was declared a national holiday in 1938 by the U.S. Congress.  In 1954 a bill was passed to honor all veterans who have served in defense of the United States and renamed the day to Veteran's Day.

Side note: In 1968 the date was moved to the fourth Monday of October, but switched back again in 1978 to November 11th.

ARTICLES ON VETERAN'S DAY

GIFT SUGGESTIONS FOR VETERANS DAY

Holiday Facts & History

Veterans Day (Dep't of Veterans Affairs): Information, Facts and Links about Veteran's day and related subjects.

Veteran's Day (Patriotism.org): Information on the beginnings and history of Veteran's Day.

Veteran's Day (US Embassy, Jakarta): Historical timeline of the observance of the holiday.

November 11, Veteran's Day, Remembrance Day, Armistice Day (Sheryl's Holiday Site): History, facts, links and related information on Veteran's Day.

Veteran's Information

Department of Veteran's Affairs (official site): Information and links for Veterans of the armed forces.

Veteran's History Project (Library of Congress): The Veterans History Project collects and preserves the extraordinary wartime stories of ordinary people.

U.S. Wars

History of US Wars (CBEL.com ): Over 1000 links to information on US Wars throughout the web.

World History Timeline (WorldHistory.com): Timeline of wars involving the U.S., with links to information on each war.

America's Wars (History Central): History and information of U.S. Wars.

Related Links

US Department of Defense (official site): Information and facts on the DOD, who they are and what they do.

 

This is not a traditional gift giving day.  There are unfortunately no big parties being thrown or Barbecue's being hosted for this occasion.  However, veterans should be remembered on this day, and what is a better way to show your appreciation for what they have done, but with a gift?

For the Veteran: If there is a veteran in your life, buy them something special to commemorate this day.  Take an old picture of them in uniform and put it in a nice frame and give it to them.  You can also buy them something with a patriotic or military theme - such as an American Eagle on a mug or pocket knife.

For All Veterans: A nice gift to veterans in general would be to volunteer at your local VA hospital. This would be beneficial to them and it will make you feel good inside.

For Yourself: Spend this day thinking about the Veterans of our armed forces.  Rent out or purchase a war movie and think about what these men and women went through in defense of democracy.  You can also read a book of war stories to commemorate the holiday.

Travel: If you have a father, grandfather or any other veteran that lives close or far, this would be a great day to visit them.  The visit is your gift, the hug and kiss you give them in person is an extra special bonus.

SUGGESTED GIFTS FROM OUR AFFILIATES

The U.S.S. Yorktown

 

The American Bald Eagle Knife

Vietnam Veterans Service Ring

General Patton's M4-A3 Sherman Tank

CELEBRATION GOURMET GIFT BASKET

CELEBRATE CAKE - CHOCOLATE

MARQUIS(R) BY WATERFORD GIFT BOX TO CELEBRATE

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Beyond Valor icon

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Rose Sale Banner (125x125) - static

Lenox(r) Angel of Freedom

Vietnam Veterans Collector Knife - River Patrol Boat

American Pride Eagle Ring

THE CELEBRATION

Save The Eagle Proud and Free Fine Art Print

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World War II Silver Dime Collection

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"Proud To Serve" Military Cap icon

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"Support Our Troops" Shirts, Caps & Mug icon

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"All American" Guy Apparel & Accessories icon

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"American Pride" Personalized Beer Stein

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"Proud To Serve" Military Sweatshirt

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"Proud To Serve" Military Pillow icon

 
 

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