Army Vet Talks About Veterans Day
DENVER, Nov. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The war to end all wars came to a close 94 years ago. It was called Armistice Day for the next 30 plus years until a Kansas shoe storeowner named Al King had the idea to expand Armistice Day to celebrate all veterans, not just those who served in World War I. By act of Congress, November 11th has been Veterans Day ever since.
Every American owes a debt to those who serve their country. It is a debt that cannot be repaid by waving a flag or slapping a magnetic sticker on their car. Those men and women who took time out of their lives to protect and defend the constitution of the United States deserve more. Today is a good day to recognize that obligation and resolve to do something to even the score.
For many of you, writing a check makes things simple. So, many excellent programs could really use your help. Operation Homefront, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), Project Sanctuary and the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) are just four of many. You can find out more about them on the www.IGiveFirst.org .
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