Salute to Veterans


Each time we hear our national anthem we always feel incredibly inspired when we hear the lyrics “And the rockets’ red glare, the bombs bursting in air, Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there”…”O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!”
Congress passes legislation approving the establishment of a Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. November 11 is chosen for the date of the ceremony. According on October 20, Congress declares November 11, 1921 a legal Federal holiday to honor all those who participated in the war. The ceremony was conducted with great success.

On June 1, President Eisenhower signs legislation changing the name of the legal holiday from Armistice Day to Veteran’s Day.

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~ by Lynn Brock on December 5, 2010.

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