November 11, 2016

Veterans Day 2016

Today is Veterans Day - a day set aside to honor the service and sacrifice of all those who have served in the United States Armed Forces - the brave men and women of the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps and Navy.

Veterans Day traces its origins back to the end of World War I. It was on November 11th, 1918, when an armistice between the United States-led Allied Nations and Germany went into effect at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of the year. One year later, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed November 11th as the first commemoration of what was then called Armistice Day. In 1954, after US soldiers served in World War II and in Korea, Congress renamed it Veterans Day to recognize all American Armed Forces who served in the military.

This morning, as I was shopping near my Bedford, New York farm, I came across some American Veterans and thanked them for their service and loyalty. Yesterday, I took some photos of the huge Navy ship, the USS Iwo Jima, as it sailed along New York's Hudson River. Enjoy my photos.

And, please check back Monday about my exciting news - I will share more with you then!