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Sunday, November 11, 2018

What Is Veteran's Day?


Hello. This is just a little quickie post today to honor the veterans and the troops.

Veteran's Day is in honor of the end of World War I on November 11, 1918. This one marks 100 hundred years, even though Veteran's Day as we know it didn't become a holiday until 1954. It's not just a day off work - it's about people who were willing to sacrifice for this country, and some sacrificed all.

Every generation has had their military event. The Greatest Generation had World War 2 and Korea. Boomers had Vietnam. Gen X had Desert Storm, and Millennials - and now, Gen Z - have the war in Afghanistan. That means, statistically speaking, everybody knows somebody who served. If you can, you should give them a big, giant hug.

My grandfather was enlisted in World War 2, both of my parents served but only one of them, for some reason, is a Vietnam era vet, and my baby brother was deployed to Iraq. I was born in a military hospital. I love and appreciate the vets in my life, and I feel like a hug is the least we can do - especially for those veterans who get stuck working on a day the rest of us have off.

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