Posted: November 10, 2012 in Uncategorized

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 11, 1919: President Wilson proclaims the first Armistice Day with the following words: “To us in America, the reflections of armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations.”

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.

The original concept for the celebration was for the suspension of business for a two minute period beginning at 11 A.M., with the day also marked by parades and public mettings.

Don’t interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties.  – Abraham Lincoln

  1. Apparently Veterans have failed to recognize the current lack of peace and egregious injustices that is being committed against Americans, specifically homeowners. Shelter is a basic survival need and my home was stolen right out from under me and recycled by Fannie Mae. Bank of America returned my payments and fraudulently reported they had Repossessed/Foreclosure on my home. Naturally, this crushed my pristine credit rating. MyvFICA score went from 816 to 560 instantly, without cause. Clearly, America has lost her ability to serve her people. Her leadership is vile and Veterans remain indifferent. Personally I do not understand such collective passive behaviors. Perhaps if Veterans and other thinking people were made aware of the blatant criminal actions by Bank of America, they would rethink boasting victories of ‘peace and justice’ that has long since been lost. Documentation of my experiences are available upon request. jp

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