Archive for November 11th, 2007

(November 11) Today we're observing . . .  Veterans Day

Sunday, November 11th, 2007


Veterans Day
An American holiday honoring military veterans. Both a federal  and a state holiday, the day is largely intended to thank living veterans for their service, to acknowledge that their contributions to United States national security are appreciated, and to underscore the fact that all those who served – not only those who died – have sacrificed and done their duty

It is observed on November 11 which is the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I. (Major hostilities of World War I formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918)

Read the Veterans Day 2007 Presidential Proclamation

Note: When a federal holiday falls on a Sunday, as Veterans Day 2007 does,  federal employees observe the day on the following Monday. So federal employees have tomorrow November 12th off.

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source: wikipedia – Veterans Day

Veterans Day 2007 – A Proclamation by the President of the United States of America

Sunday, November 11th, 2007

Veterans Day, 2007
A Proclamation by the President of the United States of America

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NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim November 11, 2007, as Veterans Day and urge all Americans to observe November 11 through November 17, 2007, as National Veterans Awareness Week. I encourage all Americans to recognize the valor and sacrifice of our veterans through ceremonies and prayers. I call upon Federal, State, and local officials to display the flag of the United States and to support and participate in patriotic activities in their communities. I invite civic and fraternal organizations, places of worship, schools, businesses, unions, and the media to support this national observance with commemorative expressions and programs.

Read the rest of the Veterans Day 2007 Presidential Proclamation

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