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Daughter of the King - born from above in 1989.

Deborah grew up in a military family and moved to Florida in the early 1970's.  She began her journey of creative writing soon after coming to know Jesus as her personal Savior. Her primary goal is to share her personal testimony with others while bringing hope and practical help through her writing.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

A Salute to Veterans

Veterans Day originated as "Armistice Day" on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. 

Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and November 11th became a national holiday beginning in 1938. Veterans Day is not to be confused with Memorial Day -- which honors American service members who died in service to their country, or as a result of injuries incurred during battle, while Veterans Day pays tribute to all American Veterans--living or dead--and gives thanks to living Veterans who served their country honorably during war or peacetime.

In 1954, President Eisenhower officially changed the name of the holiday from Armistice Day to Veterans Day.
In 1968, the Uniform Holidays Bill was passed by Congress, which moved the celebration of Veterans Day Veterans Day to the fourth Monday in October. The law went into effect in 1971, but in 1975 President Ford returned to November 11, due to the important historical significance of the date.

The Veterans Day National Ceremony is held each year on November 11th at Arlington National Cemetery. The ceremony commences precisely at 11:00 a.m. with a wreath laying at the Tomb of the Unknowns and continues inside the Memorial Amphitheater with a parade of colors by veterans' organizations and remarks from dignitaries. The ceremony is intended to honor and thank all who served in the United States Armed Forces.

Veterans Day is an annual American holiday honoring military Veterans. Both a federal holiday and a state holiday in all states, it is usually observed on November 11th. It is also celebrated as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day in other parts of the world, falling on November 11, the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I.  

The United States also celebrated Armistice Day on November 11th until Al King, an Emporia, Kansas shoe store owner campaigned to update it to ‘All’ Veterans Day. With the help of then U.S. Representative Ed Rees and President Dwight Eisenhower, Congress amended this act on November 8, 1954, replacing ‘Armistice’ with Veterans, and it has been known as Veterans Day.  [Wikipedia]

Veterans Facts

The brave men and women who serve and protect the U.S. come from all walks of life; they are parents, children and grandparents. They are friends, neighbors and coworkers, and an important part of their communities. Here are some facts about the current Veteran population of the United States.

There are now approximately 23.2 million Veterans living in the United States.

·           9.2 million Veterans are over the age of 65.
·           1.9 million Veterans are under the age of 35.
·           1.8 million Veterans are women.
·           7.8 million Veterans served during the Vietnam War era (1964-1975)
·           5.2 million Veterans served during the Gulf War (Aug. 2, 1990, to present).
·           2.6 million Veterans served during World War II (1941-1945).
·           2.8 million Veterans served during the Korean War (1950-1953).
·           6 million Veterans served in peacetime

For interesting facts and history - visit the   The US Army Center of Military History

 Here are some of my favorite websites for families of Veterans who are deployed:

My friend Kathryn Sneed is a military wife, mother and blogger. 

My dad is a US Navy Veteran (pilot), my husband is a US Navy Veteran, my father-in-law was a US Air Force Veteran, and our son is an active duty US Marine officer serving on his first deployment in the Mideast aboard the USS Iwo Jima.  We are a true military family and salute our Veterans.  Ooh-Rah !

Our son at his commissioning with my dad and husband

Deborah is the author of a Christian non-fiction book titled “Mission Possible”. It is written for women who love the Lord Jesus, but their spouse doesn’t share their passion.  It will encourage and challenge the reader to embrace God’s promises for their spouse and future together. 




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