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Veteran’s Day—Take Time to Thank a Veteran

Veteran’s Day—Take Time to Thank a Veteran

It’s Veteran’s Day in the United States and Remembrance Day in the United Kingdom and Canada.

Please take time and thank a veteran today.

Thank a Veteran

Remember Our Veterans

What is Veteran’s Day and Why is it a Holiday?

President Woodrow Wilson first recognized Veteran’s Day as Armistice Day in November of 1919 commemorating the end of hostilities during World War I on 11 November of that year.

It was nearly 15 years later that Armistice Day was officially recognized on June 4th, 1926  by the United States Congress in a joint resolution which stated the day should be commemorated:

“…with thanksgiving and prayer and exercises designed to perpetuate peace through good will and mutual understanding between nations…” (a ) (italics mine)

The resolution went on to say:

Whereas the legislatures of twenty-seven of our States have already declared November 11 to be a legal holiday: Therefore be it Resolved by the Senate (the House of Representatives concurring), that the President of the United States is requested to issue a proclamation calling upon the officials to display the flag of the United States on all Government buildings on November 11 and inviting the people of the United States to observe the day in schools and churches, or other suitable places, with appropriate ceremonies of friendly relations with all other peoples.” ibid (italics mine)

In 1938 Armistice Day became a legal holiday by official act in the United States and was essentially a day set aside to honor the veterans of the First World War.

It wasn’t until 1954, however, when the act was rewritten to strike out Armistice and replaced with Veteran’s.

This year marks the 60th anniversary of Veteran’s Day.

What’s the Difference Between Veteran’s Day and Memorial Day?

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Keith is the resident writer and troublemaker at Empowered Pros.
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Memorial Day Reflection

Memorial Day Reflection

Memorial Day 2014

Memorial Day 2014

I’d like to take a break this week from our current series on The Real Secret of Affiliate Marketing to wish our American readers a wonderful Memorial Day.

I ask that each of you take the time to reflect on the freedoms you have today that were bought and paid for by the blood of fallen soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines, and coast guardsmen in our nation’s history.

Today is a day to put away petty political bickering and party dogma so that we honor the sacrifice of the men and women in our 250-plus year history who gave the ultimate sacrifice for freedom.

Say a prayer for those families who have lost loved ones in recent wars and conflicts.

Finally, I ask that you enjoy your barbeque, picnic, or the Indy 500. One of the greatest ways to honor our fallen is to live each day to its fullest; to raise our families to always strive to do our best and live life. Carpe Diem! Seize the day!

From the Empowered Pros, have a great Memorial Day and we’ll see you next week for Part 3 of The Real Secret of Affiliate Marketing.



Keith is the resident writer and troublemaker at Empowered Pros.
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