November the 11th Remembrance Day, the Happy Veterans Day
Posted by darbs on November 11, 2009
I am not really sure why it has to be Happy Veterans Day when “war” is tragic and bloody and costly and death and destruction and what is there to celebrate about?
Mindless me! – this annual celebration is not really about me or about how I interpret happiness or how I think about some bloody tragedy in the heat of battle but Wikipedia reminds me what this American Holiday is all about.
Veterans Day is an annual American holiday honoring military veterans. A federal holiday, it is usually observed on November 11. However, if it occurs on a Sunday then the following Monday is designated for holiday leave, and if it occurs Saturday then either Saturday or Friday may be so designated. It is also celebrated as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day in other parts of the world, falling on November 11, the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I. (Major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 with the German signing of the Armistice.)
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As we celebrate the Veterans Day here in America to honor our Military Veterans, I also publish the second grader’s project the exact Month = the 11th month; the exact Day = the 11th day; and the exact Time = 11th Hour – the scenes five years ago at the museum of natural history, new york city. (The Native American Project Part 2)