Veterans Day in the USA

Honor Our Heroes Today!

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VETERANS DAY 2

Dating back to the early 20th century, this honorable holiday is one of the most reverent days in the United States. Veterans Day is especially important now, due to the declining number of living veterans from World War I. Many Americans have grandparents who remember the end of the Great War, but few have great grandparents who were actually old enough to serve in the war.

Although the holiday originated for World War I, it is now celebrated to include all veterans of wars, conflicts and active duty service. In the United States, the armed service community is very tight, and the army, navy, air force, National Guard and reserves of the US have been very important in shaping the country as well as the entire world.

Facts about veterans

 Number: There are nearly 22M living US veterans

When they served: 16.5M are wartime veterans, 5.5M peacetime

Wars:

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About C.E.Robinson

Sunny southern California has been home for the past 30 years, a transplant from the east coast, Europe, Asia, and the northwest. In 2014 I retired as a nurse practitioner to be a stay-at-home writer, co-author, and blogger. From the blog beginning, Before Sundown has been honored with awards, and blog tours. I’m ever grateful for my dedicated worldwide followers who like, share and tweet posts. Before Sundown’s Welcome Page is full of glorious sunsets and sunrises. The New Featured Monthly Sunrise or Sunset Header and mini-bio promote and support blogger friends. What better way to keep the blog theme, “remember what made you smile” than to give visitors something to smile about! http://cerobinsonauthor.com
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10 Responses to Veterans Day in the USA

  1. Lovely tribute, Christine. Mega hugs

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  2. GP Cox says:

    Honoring those you admire and thank – great job Christine!

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    • C.E.Robinson says:

      Thanks so much, GP. I did get your Veteran’s Day post published on Facebook, however the reblog didn’t turn up on my site. Still can’t figure out why. Last year I had no problem. Always admire your dedication to keeping us informed with war history and in touch with our heroes. 💛 Christine

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      • GP Cox says:

        Sorry about that, but I’m basically computer illiterate and could not even venture a guess as to why it gave you trouble! haha – I’m over-the-hill I suppose. We’ll have ask a 10-year old for help.

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      • C.E.Robinson says:

        GP, me too, over the hill! I do as much as I can with a trial & error technique! Guess, I’ll have to find a 10 year old to help, or venture into YouTube land! Have a peaceful weekend! 💛 Christine

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  3. Very nice! So sorry I am way behind!

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