Veterans Day. November 11, 2013. Veterans Day. November 11 marks the end of World War I. To be more precise, fighting officially ended at 11 AM, November 11, 1918 The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month! . Veterans Day.
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November 11, 2013
The Poppywas adopted as the symbol of remembrance because it was so widespread on the sites of the battlefields of Europe after the First World War
In Flanders Field
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from falling hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
In Flanders Field the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row
That mark our place, and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders Field.
Lt. Col. John McCrae, M.D.
Dec 8, 1915
I Pledge Allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which is stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
Red Skelton on TV Show January, 1969
Oh, say can you see, by the dawn’s early light.
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming
Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight,
O’er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?
And the rockets’ red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof thro’ the night that our flag was still there.
Oh, say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O’er the land of the free, and the home of the brave?
Francis Scott Key
We want to thank all Americans who have served in the Military, whether in war or peace.
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