Veterans Day honors those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces and is a federal holiday that is observed on November 11th. Last year the theme was
This year marks the end of World War I on November 11, 1918 at 11 a.m. - one hundred years ago!
U.S. President Woodrow Wilson first proclaimed Armistice Day as November 11, 1919.
Seven years later, the United States Congress passed a concurrent resolution (June 4, 1926), and requested that President Calvin Coolidge issue another proclamation to observe November 11th.
Photo right of soldier with folded American flag courtesy of wikimedia. Department of Defense. Defense Audiovisual Agency, Scene Camera Operator: Mickey Sanborn - National Archives and Records Administration.
I was fortunate to receive this interesting article from one of my dearest cousins about my late father and his 3 brothers(total 7 brothers, 1 sister) who served during World War II.
Do you plan on doing anything this Veterans Day?
Many celebrate with family and friends, and there are so many special ways to celebrate.
For example, sharing photos of loved ones who have served in the armed forces (I've just done that via the photo above), posting to your social media sites such as Facebook, Instagram, blogs, etc. Also the traditional VD Parades, especially in New York City.
Photo below right of bald eagle courtesy of wikimedia.
TV live or online ~ Watch the Parade!
Eternal Flame in Madison Square Park (located in the Flat Iron district of New York City) and the parade begins at 11:25 a.m. and ends 3:30 p.m.
Photo below left of Aviation High School at Madison Square Park during the NYC Veterans Day Parade courtesy of wikimedia.
The parade goes up Fifth Avenue, from 26th to 52nd Street. The route is 1.3 miles (approx. a 35 minute walk).
The Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard are also represented.
If you can't be there, you can still see the parade live at PIX11 ~ America's Parade to Air on PIX11
▼ Visit this link and share the 2015 Veterans Day Teaser Poster http://americasparade.org/share-the-2015-teaser-poster/
▼ America's Parade to Air on PIX11 http://americasparade.org/pix11-to-air-americas-parade/
▼ Veterans Day 2014: Deals on meals for military personnel, New York Daily News,
▼ Veterans Day Parade in New York City,About Travel,
▼ America's Parade in New York City,About Travel
▼ Veterans Day Parade information on Wikipedia
▼ Office of Public Affairs http://www.va.gov/opa/vetsday/
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