Tuesday, November 11, 2014

HAPPY Veterans' Day?

On the day the nation and world honor soldiers killed in battle, how can social media site managers be so callous and/or stupid in wishing their readers have a "happy" day?

The Children's Music Network tells us Veterans' Day is for Muppets.

Happy Veterans Day!

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Happy Veterans Day!

This one is from the National Park Service.

From one of Boston's leading universities.
Happy Veteran's Day! We thank our service members for all they do.
Interesting fact: it turns out some of the big names in classical music were veterans, too… check this out!
Several promising talents died at the front in World War I, others suffered debilitating injuries. Here are five notable musicians who served.

From Wentworth University's internet radio station:

Happy Veterans Day! Thank you to all the Service men and women who have sacrificed so much for our freedom.

To put the day into historical perspective, The United States Congress officially recognized the end of World War I when it passed a concurrent resolution on June 4, 1926, with these words:
Whereas the 11th of November 1918, marked the cessation of the most destructive, sanguinary, and far reaching war in human annals and the resumption by the people of the United States of peaceful relations with other nations, which we hope may never again be severed, and
Whereas it is fitting that the recurring anniversary of this date should be commemorated with thanksgiving and prayer and exercises designed to perpetuate peace through good will and mutual understanding between nations; and
Whereas the legislatures of twenty-seven of our States have already declared November 11 to be a legal holiday: Therefore be it Resolved by the Senate (the House of Representatives concurring), that the President of the United States is requested to issue a proclamation calling upon the officials to display the flag of the United States on all Government buildings on November 11 and inviting the people of the United States to observe the day in schools and churches, or other suitable places, with appropriate ceremonies of friendly relations with all other peoples.

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