THANK YOU VETERANS, WE ARE ETERNALLY GRATEFUL
By priorityone40196442, Nov 11 2016 04:07PM
In 1954, President Eisenhower officially changed the name of the holiday from Armistice Day to Veterans Day.
In 1968, the Uniform Holidays Bill was passed by Congress, which moved the celebration of Veterans Day to the fourth Monday in October. The law went into effect in 1971, but in 1975 President Ford returned Veterans Day to November 11, due to the important historical significance of the date.
Britain, France, Australia and Canada also commemorate the veterans of World Wars I and II on or near November 11th: Canada has Remembrance Day, while Britain has Remembrance Sunday (the second Sunday of November). In Europe, Britain and the Commonwealth countries it is common to observe two minutes of silence at 11 a.m. every November 11.
In all the American wars there have been 651,008 Battle Deaths; and about 1.2million deaths during service in war time.About 42 million people have served in the military during wartime. About 1/50th of the people serving during a time of war have died. REMEMBER..... Freedom is NEVER Free!!! Thank God For Our Veterans!!!!!