Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Faces of Freedom

To honor Veterans Day, we visited a local Memorial.


The local news interviewed my bookworm about Veterans Day.
In November 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day with the following words: "To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations…"

2 comments:

Momisodes said...

What a wonderful way to remember our Veterans.

Laura@Storytellin' Mama said...

What a great looking memorial, so special for your community.

It was great to see you on the news!!