Saturday, November 10, 2007

Thank You

Here is why we have Veterans Day. Please remember all those who have worn a military uniform in our great land. In the Pen of Jen family: Bill served in the Army as a Military Policeman, my brother Pete who served 20 years in the US Army, my brother Dave who was in the Army National Guard and Bill's cousin William, who was in the Marines. Mighty Mom's~ Subvet, 22 years US Navy, Submarines. His brother US Marines. My Grandad US Army Air Corp, His brother. Deby~MY husband 23 years Air Force...My son... a Major in the Air Force reserves C-17 Pilot..over to Iraq more than you can count...My youngest son...4 years Navy...Navy reserves. I thank you all from the bottom of my heart.

As I had never read the proclamation I decided to post it so we would appreciate the reasoning's behind the holiday. Feel free to list any family members including yourself that were veterans so I can recognize you!

Thank you





Whereas it has long been our customs to commemorate November 11, the anniversary of the ending of World War I, by paying tribute to the heroes of that tragic struggle and by rededicating ourselves to the cause of peace; and Whereas in the intervening years, the United States has been involved in two other great military conflicts, which have added millions of veterans living and dead to the honor rolls of this Nation; and

Whereas the Congress passed a concurrent resolution on June 4, 1926 (44 Stat. 1982), calling for the observance of November 11 with appropriate ceremonies, and later provided in an act approved May 13, 1938 (52 Stat. 351) , that the eleventh of November should be a legal holiday and should be known as Armistice Day; and

Whereas, in order to expand the significance of that commemoration and in order that a grateful Nation might pay appropriate homage to the veterans of all its wars who have contributed so much to the preservation of this Nation, the Congress, by an act approved June 1, 1954 (68 Stat. 168), changed the name of the holiday to Veterans Day:

Now, Therefore, I, Dwight D. Eisenhower, President of the United States of America , do hereby call upon all of our citizens to observe Thursday, November 11, 1954 , as Veterans Day. On that day let us solemnly remember the sacrifices of all those who fought so valiantly, on the seas, in the air, and on foreign shores, to preserve our heritage of freedom, and let us reconsecrate ourselves to the task of promoting an enduring peace so that their efforts shall not have been in vain.

I also direct the appropriate officials of the Government to arrange for the display of the flag of the United States on all public buildings on Veterans Day.

In order to insure proper and widespread observance of this anniversary, all veterans, all veterans' organizations, and the entire citizenry will wish to join hands in the common purpose.

Toward this end, I am designating the Administrator of Veterans' Affairs as Chairman of a Veterans Day National Committee, which shall include such other persons as the Chairman may select, and which will coordinate at the national level necessary planning for the observance. I am also requesting the heads of all departments and agencies of the Executive branch of the Government to assist the National Committee in every way possible.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and cause the Seal of the United States of America to be affixed.

Done at the City of Washington this eighth day of October in the Year of our Lord nineteen hundred and fifty-four, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and seventy-ninth.



MightyMom said...

My Husband Subvet, 22 years US Navy, Submarines. His brother US Marines. My Grandad US Army Air Corp, His brother.

Pam said...

Thank you Jen for this remembrance! I thank sincerely am thankful for heroes like your dad!

Daughter of the King said...

Thanks Jen..
MY husband 23 years Air Force...
My son... a Major in the Air Force reserves C-17 Pilot..over to Iraq more than you can count...
My youngest son...4 years Navy...Navy reserves.....
None can stand the thought of Hillary being in charge....


This is great post of Rememberance.I have had so many father-in-law,uncles, cousins, a brother, that I couldn't even begin to count. Those who served in World War 11, Korean, Vietnam, and others. They have been in all branches of the service.

I am so grateful and give honor to all those who have served in the past, are serving our country right now and for those who will serve in the future. We owe them our liberty and the freedoms that we hold so dear as Americans. Thanks to all of you for giving so much so that we can have so much. connie from Texas.
Thanks Jenn., for giving me the opportunity to say those things. connie from Texas

Anonymous said...

ha, I will test my thought, your post get me some good ideas, it's truly awesome, thanks.

- Norman