Photo above, borrowed from the internet.
Veterans Day initially was called Armistice Day.
Armistice Day recognized veterans of World War 1, which came to an end at 11am on Nov. 11, 1918.
It was first recognized by President Woodrow Wilson in 1919. However it wasn't until 1938 that congress recognized Armistice Day as a national holiday.
Following WW2, Armistice Day was changed to Veterans Day to honor all the men and women who had served or still serves in the American military.
President Dwight Eisenhower officially proclaimed Nov 11 as Veterans Day in 1954.
In 1968, Congress changed the observance of Veterans Day from Nov 11 to the second Monday in November, despite public outcry.
President Gerald Ford, who was a veteran, changed it back in 1975.
Info above borrowed from the Augusta Chronicle Newspaper...
Today, I would like to step out of my Georgia Garden and say THANK YOU TO ALL VETERANS (such as my very young Saint above) for your sacrifices and time served in our military.
In the Gardens very own Tina has been through sand and tough times keeping us safe at night and her wonderful husband, Roger continues to do so. Who knows where we would be today without such protectors?
Take a minute and say thanks to a Veteran today.....
*Note: I will be off the computer today as I am scheduled for surgery. I am having some massive "non-cancerous" tissue removed from a breast. So I am taking a moment to remind you all to be sure to get those mammograms as they are important to find such abnormalities before they do become dangerous!