Sounds of Gratitude: November 11 – Veterans Day November 11, 2008Posted by William Spear in >> Dramatic Radio, >> Out Basket.
Tags: Department of Veterans Affairs, Missing Man Table and Honors Ceremony, November 11th, THE EMPTY TABLE, Veterans Day
From the United States Department of Veterans Affairs:
An Act (52 Stat. 351; 5 U. S. Code, Sec. 87a) approved May 13, 1938, made the 11th of November in each year a legal holiday – – a day to be dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be thereafter celebrated and known as “Armistice Day.” Armistice Day was primarily a day set aside to honor veterans of World War I, but in 1954, after World War II had required the greatest mobilization of soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen in the Nation’s history; after American forces had fought aggression in Korea, the 83rd Congress, at the urging of the veterans service organizations, amended the Act of 1938 by striking out the word “Armistice” and inserting in its place the word “Veterans.” With the approval of this legislation (Public Law 380) on June 1, 1954, November 11th became a day to honor American veterans of all wars.”
From Lit Between the Ears: Thank you.
Veterans Day main page
Missing Man Table and Honors Ceremony inspiration for William E. Spear’s THE EMPTY TABLE
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