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History of Vetaran's Day

posted at 11/11/2011 7:07 AM EST
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Who are you honoring? What do you remember about this Day?

Re: History of Vetaran's Day

posted at 11/11/2011 8:41 AM EST
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President Eisenhower sent a letter to the Honorable Harvey V. Higley, Administrator of Veterans' Affairs (VA), designating him as Chairman of the Veterans Day National Committee.

In 1958, the White House advised VA's General Counsel that the 1954 designation of the VA Administrator as Chairman of the Veterans Day National Committee applied to all subsequent VA Administrators. Since March 1989 when VA was elevated to a cabinet level department, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs has served as the committee's chairman.

The Uniform Holiday Bill (Public Law 90-363 (82 Stat. 250)) was signed on June 28, 1968, and was intended to ensure three-day weekends for Federal employees by celebrating four national holidays on Mondays: Washington's Birthday, Memorial Day, Veterans Day, and Columbus Day. It was thought that these extended weekends would encourage travel, recreational and cultural activities and stimulate greater industrial and commercial production. Many states did not agree with this decision and continued to celebrate the holidays on their original dates.

The first Veterans Day under the new law was observed with much confusion on October 25, 1971. It was quite apparent that the commemoration of this day was a matter of historic and patriotic significance to a great number of our citizens, and so on September 20th, 1975, President Gerald R. Ford signed Public Law 94-97 (89 Stat. 479), which returned the annual observance of Veterans Day to its original date of November 11, beginning in 1978. This action supported the desires of the overwhelming majority of state legislatures, all major veterans service organizations and the American people.

Veterans Day continues to be observed on November 11, regardless of what day of the week on which it falls. The restoration of the observance of Veterans Day to November 11 not only preserves the historical significance of the date, but helps focus attention on the important purpose of Veterans Day: A celebration to honor America's veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common goo

Re: History of Vetaran's Day

posted at 11/11/2011 7:09 PM EST
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GRAN A  here;

This flag represents our coutrySmile
Veteran'sday honors those who have served our county.Smile
Let's give our veterans the same respect & honor  we give to our county; 'nuff said!!!!!!!!!!!!!Cool

Re: History of Vetaran's Day

posted at 11/11/2011 8:14 PM EST
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GRANA  here;
THANX  to all who have & still serveKiss

Re: History of Vetaran's Day

posted at 11/11/2011 8:21 PM EST
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GRANA  here; 2 important dates to remember & why?
 11-11-2011 & 11-24-2011

Re: History of Vetaran's Day

posted at 11/11/2011 11:16 PM EST
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Yes, Thank You to all who have served and those who are serving now!!!!

Re: History of Vetaran's Day

posted at 11/12/2011 1:16 AM EST
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Thank you to all current and retired Veterans.

Re: History of Vetaran's Day

posted at 11/12/2011 7:17 AM EST
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I have a couple that shared in the serverice .

Re: History of Vetaran's Day

posted at 11/12/2011 8:12 AM EST
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Thanks to all of you for the great information.  May we always be thankful for what we have and remember the troops.

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