Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Wednesday Word—Thanks


Today is Veteran’s Day in the U.S. of A. When was the last time you said “Thank you” to one of our veterans?

Last Friday TW was in NYC. She couldn’t help but notice our military presence in both the Port Authority Bus Terminal and Penn Station. On her way home, she made a point to say some simple words to each soldier: Thank you for your service. From the looks on their faces, they don’t hear that too often.

November 11, or what has come to be known as Veterans Day, was originally set as a U.S. legal holiday to honor Armistice Day—the end of World War I, which officially took place on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918. In legislation that was passed in 1938, November 11 was "dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be hereafter celebrated and known as 'Armistice Day.' You know this kitteh is down with anything having to do with peace. As such, this new legal holiday honored World War I veterans.

In 1954, after having been through both World War II and the Korean War, the 83rd U.S. Congress, at the urging of the veterans service organizations, amended the Act of 1938 by striking out the word "Armistice" and inserting the word "Veterans." With the approval of this legislation on June 1, 1954, November 11 became a day to honor American veterans of all wars.

So there you have it. Happy Veteran’s Day and Thank You For Your Service to veterans old and young.

This is my entry in #52Snapshots. Thanks to Christina and The Lazy Pit Bull for hosting the 52 Snapshots of Life photo challenge this week and every week throughout 2015. For those who would like to participate, next week’s theme is Passion. We all may be blogging about food next week!

27 comments:

  1. What a wonderful message, CK. We completely agrees with you!

    And you can have any half you want, my darling girl!

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  2. Paws up for our veterans - they do not get thanked or honored anywhere near enough.

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  3. We will remember them and thank them.
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

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  4. Such a heartfelt post. We also appreciate all our veterans have done

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  5. What a great post! Thank you to all who have served for the country!

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  6. Great post CK! We love all of our heroes, past, present and future.

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  7. Beautifully said, C.K. Paws up to all veterans around the world. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth ad Calista Jo

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  8. Thanks C.K. for the Paws up post to all veterans.... Purrz and Prayerz... from the Katie Katz

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  9. We owe them and will never forget!

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  10. Thank you for the knowledge of why Nov. 11th at 11am....you are a clever girl.

    Shoko

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  11. many thanx to all the veterans who served, and are currently serving our country ~~~ we truly appreciate it ♥♥♥
    yur fotoz badge iz awesum CK ~~~~ ♥♥♥

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  12. It is also Remembrance Day here in the UK and in Europe! We are happy to honour all men, women and animals who served to keep us free. xxx

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  13. Lovely post, CK. We thank the veterans of all our allied countries.

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  14. Stunning tribute, CK! I agree that we should thank our veterans whenever we see them out and about. My husband and I try to stop and thank anyone we see in uniform (or otherwise marked as veterans). We have it really good here in the US and it is thanks to their service.
    -Purrs from your friends at www.PlayfulKitty.net

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  15. Gweat post CK. We fank all who have and do serve to keep us safe and furee.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Lexi

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  16. We wish all veterans everywhere a Happy Veterans Day and thank them for their service...

    Noodle an crew
    P.S. we support Wounded Warriors too.

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  17. Great post CK! We thank all our Veterans for their service.

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  18. Very nice post. I am sure it meant a lot for those soldiers to hear thank you from TW.

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  19. Just dropping in to say good night, my darling. Sleep tight--don't worry if you feel someone snuggle in beside you a little later.

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  20. Great post, CK. We're very grateful for our vets, today and every day.

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  21. Great tribute Ck!
    Remembering our heroes....
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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  22. That was wonderful of TW to thank each soldier! I'm sure they appreciated being appreciated!

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  23. Thanks, TW. Great post and important sentiment. We couldn't agree more.

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