11/11/2009

Wednesday Woos - salute to Yous!

No wooless Wednesday, not today,
But a special woo is headed your way.
A grateful Woo to all of you,
to you, our veterans, for all you do.

God bless our Service men & women.
May we never forget that Freedom isn't free.


On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 an armistice between Germany and the Allied nations came into effect. On November 11, 1919, Armistice Day was commemorated for the first time.

An Act (52 Stat. 351; 5 U. S. Code, Sec. 87a) was approved on May 13, 1938, which made November 11 in each year a legal holiday, known as Armistice Day. This day was originally intended to honor veterans of World War I. A few years later, World War II required the largest mobilization of service men in the history of the United States and the American forces fought in Korea. In 1954, the veterans service organizations urged Congress to change the word "Armistice" to "Veterans". Congress approved this change and on June 1, 1954, November 11 became a day to honor all American veterans, where ever and whenever they had served.

In 1968 the Uniforms Holiday Bill made an attempt to move Veterans Day to the fourth Monday of October. The bill took effect in 1971. However, this caused a lot of confusion as many states disagreed with this decision and continued to hold Veterans Day activities on November 11. In 1975, President Gerald R. Ford signed Public Law 94-97 , which stated that Veterans Day would again be observed on November 11 from 1978 onwards. Veterans Day is still observed on November 11.

...and know woo know the rest of the story....

a-roos & wooos,
jack n' tori


7 comments:

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Yes, I do!

I salute WOOS bakhk!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Phred said...

A *SALUTE* to ALL Veterans - Past & Present ...

and to My Dad - Lieutenant Colonel Jack E. M... - who served as
a Combat Engineer with the US Army Corps of Engineers in WW II.
Dad built some of the first US Assult Airfields on the Pacific Islands of
Guam, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa.

God Bless the USA!

/s/ Phred

The OP Pack said...

Great post - we salute our veterans too!!!

Woos, the OP Pack

The Army of Four said...

God bless and protect our veterans!
Thank you for a great post - and please thank your dad for us for his service!
Tail wags,
Storms

Ginger Jasper said...

Lovely post... HUgs GJ x

Huffle Mawson said...

We call it Remembrance Day here. My dad is an army veteran!

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

We salute your dad!

Steve and Kat