November 11, 2014

Celebrating our Veterans!

Today we celebrate Veteran's Day in the United States
Thanks to Ann of Zoolatry for this great graphic

Here's are some interesting facts about Veterans Day...
On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, was declared between the Allied nations and Germany in the First World War, then known as “the Great War.” Commemorated as Armistice Day beginning the following year, November 11th became a legal federal holiday in the United States in 1938. In the aftermath of World War II and the Korean War, Armistice Day became Veterans Day, a holiday dedicated to American veterans of all wars.
Britain, France, Australia and Canada also commemorate the veterans of World Wars I and II on or near November 11th: Canada has Remembrance Day, while Britain has Remembrance Sunday (the second Sunday of November). In Europe, Britain and the Commonwealth countries it is common to observe two minutes of silence at 11 a.m. every November 11.

Take some time today to thank a Veteran!  

14 comments:

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

We are grateful for our veterans today.

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

We're thankful for our veterans.

Flynn said...

We remember.

The Island Cats said...

We thank our veterans. Those that serve/served our country are true heroes.

Brian said...

We will always remember and love our Veterans!

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

THANK YOU fur Honoring our beloved VETERANS.

Marilia Bavaresco said...

Nice tribute!

easyweimaraner said...

what a wonderful post for all who were there for us. I will remember today together with you and I'm grateful that this heroes fought for our freedom.

Madi and Mom said...

WHAT A BEAUTIFUL TRIBUTE AND WE LOVE THE COLLAGE...
HUGS MADI RAZ'S GAL

Kitties Blue said...

What a great post. Mom was a slacker and did not get a post done for today, but Mau is going to tell about our Grandpa who was in WWII at Campfire later today. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo
Special kisses and purrs to lovely Allie from Mau

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

What a moving tribute! We couldn't agree more with wishing all of our Veterans a grateful thank you for all they've done to protect us and keep us free and safe.
Annabelle♥Boo♥Jinx♥Ping

onespoiledcat said...

Great post gang! We love Ann's graphic too!

Hugs, Sammy

Kitty Cat Chronicles said...

We salute and thank all of our veterans for all that they have done for us and our country!

The Indulged Furries said...

That's a cute graphic.
We're very thankful for our veterans. I saw a bit of info earlier that there are 21 million veterans living in the US. And I'm sure there are millions more in other countries. So many have served to keep us all safe.