Remember Veterans Day Today

“To be a veteran one must know and determine one’s price for freedom.”

Originaly known as Armistice Day, November 11th was established as a day to remember the armistice ending the hostilities of The Great War – World War I.  President Woodrow Wilson declared  the first Armistice Day be held on November 11, 1919.  In 1938 President Calvin Coolidge signed a Congressional resolution making the 11th of November a legal holiday every year.  Then, at the suggestion of a shoe store owner in Kansas, Congress ammeded the holiday in 1954 to include all who served in the miilitary and renamed the observance to Veterans Day.

“People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.” – George Orwell

“A man who is good enough to shed his blood for his country is good enough to be given a square deal afterwards.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“It seems to be a law of nature, inflexible and inexorable, that those who will not risk cannot win.” John Paul Jones

“God grant me the courage not to give up what I think is right even though I think it is hopeless.” Chester W. Nimitz

“Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die.” G.K. Chesterton

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