Sunday, November 11, 2018

Salute to Veterans

Thank-you to all veterans who have served in the military
in wartime or peacetime.
Your dedication to country is what allows the rest of us
 the freedoms that we enjoy everyday and often take for granted.

Veterans Day began as "Armistice Day" on November 11,1919, 
to commemorate the end of World War I.
President Eisenhower officially changed the name to Veterans Day in 1954.

According to Veterans Day Facts at

-16.1 million living veterans served during at least one war
-5.2 million veterans served in peacetime
-2 million veterans are women
-7 million veterans served during the Vietnam War
-5.5 million veterans served during the Persian Gulf War
           -Of the 16 million Americans who served during World War II,
 about 558,000 are still alive

Ryan and I appreciate the service of both of our fathers.
They were proud to serve  and instilled in us an appreciation
for all those who continue to serve our country.

                                                       Happy Veterans Day!

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