- Posted November 10, 2015 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Celebrate Veteran's Day To Honor Sacrife Loyalty Duty---Freedom
By Twomucht, Topix National News Editor,
For most individuals, today and tomorrow thoughts are only allowed for those who are free thinking.
We owe this ability to,'Day Dream', to our veterans. Americans who scarifies everyday for America.
They fight, spill blood and die to allow generations to think of time in months and years, and not moments of fear.
''Marines are at war, while America is at the mall'!
In the USA, Veterans Day annually falls on November 11. This day is the anniversary of the signing of the armistice, which ended the World War
Hostilities between the Allied nations and Germany in 1918. Veterans are thanked for their services to the United States on Veterans Day.
Veterans Day honors those who served the United States in all wars, especially veterans.
Veterans Day is intended to honor and thank all military personnel who served the United States in all wars, particularly living veterans. It is marked by parades and church services and in many places the American flag is hung at half mast.
A period of silence lasting two minutes may be held at 11am. Some schools are closed on Veterans Day, while others do not close, but choose to mark the occasion with special assemblies or other activities.
Veterans Day is officially observed on November 11. However, if it falls on a week day, many communities hold their celebrations on the weekend closest to this date. This is to enable more people to attend and participate in the events.
Federal Government offices are closed on November 11. If Veterans Day falls on a Saturday, they are closed on Friday November 10. If Veterans Day falls on a Sunday, they are closed on Monday November 12.
State and local governments, schools and non-governmental businesses are not required to close and may decide to remain open or closed. Public transit systems may follow a regular or holiday schedule.
"I believe the main reason why veteran memorials are so impactful, no matter where they are located, is that for most surviving veterans, these are places to come together and remember their comrades lost on a battlefields.
Yet more importantly, these locations allows families to come to a place to honor their freedom, with a sense of the heavy sacrifices others made to remain free", exclaims Tom Livsey.
In addition he identifies the strong completeness that The Veterans Wall has made in Snellville, Ga. A must place to visit if you are coming through Georgia... 'Freedom Is Never Free'!