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Awakenings: Veteran’s Day Salute

on November 10, 2014

As you prepare for and participate in Veterans Day, know the true meaning behind this day and the difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day. While they both pay tribute and honor our military, each has its own significant purpose.

Memorial Day and Veterans Day honor the sacrifices of innumerable individuals who sacrificed themselves to preserve the freedoms all Americans enjoy, with Memorial Day remembering those who gave their lives, and Veterans Day honoring all who served in the U.S. Armed Forces.


As Americans, we should NEVER forget the true meaning and significance of Veterans Day! In fact, every day should be saluted in recognition of our military!

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One response to “Awakenings: Veteran’s Day Salute

  1. Veterans Day was original created to celebrate the end of WWI on Nov 11, 1918. Which is what the red poppies are about. Fighting ceased between the Allied nations and Germany on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. November 11, 1918, is generally regarded as the end of “the war to end all wars.” and the holiday was known as Armistice Day.

    After the fighting in Korea ended in 1954, “Veterans” was substituted for “Armistice.” The holiday then became Veterans Day and has been so every since 😀

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