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posted on Oct, 5 2011 @ 11:14 AM
The events of Sept. 11, certainly, are fresh in Americans' collective consciousness. That type of heroism will be celebrated again this Veterans Day, Nov. 11, a federal holiday that originally marked the cessation of hostilities during World War I (then known as Armistice Day) which happened at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918.

But according to Karen Winant, signature events coordinator of the Wounded Warrior Project™, Americans have forgotten that Veterans Day is more than a "day off and a long weekend." That's why the not-for-profit Wounded Warrior Project , whose mission is to honor and empower wounded soldeirs, just launched its "Believe in Heroes" campaign, running through November 11.


I agree, way too many people forget that Veterans Day is celebrated to honor those brothers and sisters of mine that served this great country in uniform.
Today, that holiday is marked by retail store sales and long weekends. Does anyone care about those that served, are still serving and died for America?

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posted on Oct, 5 2011 @ 11:38 AM
reply to post by HomerinNC

Much like Memorial Day has been diluted into the first BBQ of summer.

But there are those out here who still honor the memory and sacrifice of those who have borne the shield in our defense.

posted on Oct, 5 2011 @ 11:43 AM
reply to post by HomerinNC

First of all, thank you for your service.

Too many people are all about ME ME ME........ and take for granted how they got to be where they are.

I have not served in the military, but both my father and grandfather fought in multiple wars. I was taught respect for America and those that serve her.

Every holiday now it seems that it is all about the dollar and commercialism, which is not what this country should be about.

posted on Oct, 5 2011 @ 12:19 PM
1st off, I'm a vet.

Veteran's Day is a joke. If people gave a damn, every veteran would get a paid day off on November 11th. As far as I'm concerned, it's "just another day", because the reality is, most vets will go to work on that Friday, go home, and prepare for the normal weekend chores.

It's not "Veteran's Day". It's a day that bankers and some school children get off. It's a day that some retail stores will offer a small discount to anyone who walks in the door. No, it's not "Veteran's Day". It's just November 11th.

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