Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Honoring Our Veterans

Never forget to remember and say thank you.

Nations honored those who sacrificed their lives in wars on Wednesday, in many cases for the first time without any surviving veterans of World War I. Services took place around the world to mark the 91st anniversary of the armistice signed between Germany and the Allies on November 11, 1918. Depending on where it is celebrated, the day is alternatively known as Armistice Day, Remembrance Day, Poppy Day or Veterans Day.

Visit this website from the Department of Veterans Affairs for activities and teacher and student guides to studying Veterans Day. Also, if you live in the D.C. area, the Veterans Day National Ceremony will take place TODAY at 11:00 a.m. at Arlington National Cemetery. A color guard, made up of members from each of the military services, will give honors to America's war dead during a ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns.

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