Soliders Salute The Tigers; We Salute Them On This Veterans Day
On this Veterans day, I thought it would be cool to share with you a picture I found on Facebook of some soldiers showing there Louisiana and LSU Pride.
These Men and Women sacrifice there lives for us everyday and we all want to say THANK YOU!
Veterans Day, formerly Armistice Day, is an annual United States holiday honoring military veterans. It is a federal holiday that is observed on November 11. It is coincides with other holidays such as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day, which are celebrated in other parts of the world and also mark the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I. (Major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 with the German signing of the Armistice.)
In 1953, an Emporia, Kansas man named Alvin King the owner of a shoe repair shop, had the idea to expand Armistice Day to celebrate all veterans, not just those who died in World War I. King had been actively involved with the American War Dads during World War II. He began a campaign to turn Armistice Day into "All" Veterans Day. The Emporia Chamber of Commerce took up the cause after determining that 90% of Emporia merchants as well as the Board of Education supported closing their doors on November 11 to honor all veterans. With the help of U.S. Representative Ed Rees, also from Emporia, a bill for the holiday was pushed through Congress. President Dwight Eisenhower signed it into law on May 26, 1954.
Congress amended this act on June 1, 1954, replacing "Armistice" with "Veterans," and it has been known as Veterans Day since.Source: Wikipedia
So if you know someone currently serving of someone who has served, make sure today you tell them thank you for all they did to protect us and our country!
We here at Cajun Radio, we pray for the safe return of all the soldiers currently serving and thank all who have served!!
We also share with them GEAUX TIGERS!!!
Merci Mon Ami!