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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

"Freedom Isn't Free" - Veteran's Day 2008

(See Gallery of Veteran's Day posters of years past)

"Freedom Isn't Free" - A Tribute

Fast Facts:

Veteran’s Day

Veteran’s Day was originally known as Armistice Day, because the eleventh hour of that day—the eleventh of the eleventh month—marked the end of World War I hostilities in 1918. It was renamed in 1954 to commemorate veterans.

Currently there are about 25 million living veterans.

About 48 million Americans have served in the military since 1776.

“Veteran” comes from the Latin vetus, meaning “old.”

Veterans may include anyone who has served in the army, excepting those with dishonorable discharge but including those who may not have seen combat.

1 comment:

Ratliffs said...

Great! Thank you so much for sharing this! I'm always a little hard pressed to figure out how to celebrate the Holidays like this one. I want to teach my children that the Vetrens fought for our freedom, I'm just not sure how to do it. But this was a great video! Hopefully I can watch it a few more times and it will inspire me!