Archive for November 11th, 2009

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

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

vetdayPosterVeterans Day (US)
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)

More info: Veterans Day

Full text of Veterans Day 2009 Presidential Proclamation

photo source: US Dept of Veterans Affairs
source: wikipedia – Veterans Day

US Official 2009 Veterans Day Poster

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

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This is the official 2009 Veterans Day poster released by the US Department of Veterans Affairs. (Who knew there was an official poster?)

Did You Know? Countdown to Veterans Day 2009 (11/11)

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

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Did You Know?
November 11

It’s Veterans Day!

Thank you for joining us as we counted down to Veterans Day.

Related: Veterans Day 2009 Presidential Proclamation

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White House Releases Presidential Proclamation for Veterans Day 2009

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

The White House has released the Presidential for Veterans Day, 2009

Veterans Day, 2009
By the President of the United States of America
A Proclamation

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NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim November 11, 2009, as Veterans Day. I encourage all Americans to recognize the valor and sacrifice of our veterans through appropriate public ceremonies and private prayers. I call upon Federal, State, and local officials to display the flag of the United States and to participate in patriotic activities in their communities. I call on all Americans, including civic and fraternal organizations, places of worship, schools, and communities to support this day with commemorative expressions and programs.

 

Full text of Veterans Day 2009 Presidential Proclamation

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