Monday, November 11, 2013

Veterans Day

I come from a military family and I would like to salute all those that are in the service and thank them for their sacrifice for our freedoms. Many have died to keep this country free and I pray that we don't have to see any more die.

SewCalGal did an excellent blog for Veterans day and has links to ways that we as quilters can help our service men and women. http://sewcalgal.blogspot.com/

This is some of what she has to say.

"Veteran's Day is celebrated on November 11th, which coincides with other holidays such as Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, that are celebrated in other parts of the world and also mark the anniversary of the end of World War I. (Major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, when the Armistice with Germany went into effect.)

At the end of the "Great War" (World War I), an "unknown soldier" was buried in highest place of honor in both England and France ( (in England, Westminster Abbey; in France, the Arc de Triomphe). This special ceremony was scheduled to honor Veterans. And these ceremonies took place on November 11th, to celebrate the ending of World War I hostilities at 11 a.m., November 11, 1918 (the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month). This day became known internationally as "Armistice Day".

May each of us remember and stand up for freedom.

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