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Veterans Day

Veterans Day on 11 November each year gives Americans the opportunity to celebrate the service and sacrifice of all U.S. veterans.  However, many Americans confuse this holiday with Memorial Day. 

Memorial Day honors service members who have died in service to their country or as a result of injuries incurred during battle.  Deceased veterans are also remembered on Veterans Day, but this day is set aside to thank and honor living veterans who served honorably in the military, either in wartime or peacetime.  Veterans Day, formerly known as Armistice Day, was originally set as a U.S. legal holiday to honor the end of World War I.  In legislation passed in 1938, November 11th was "dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be hereafter celebrated and known as Armistice Day."  In 1954 (after both World War II and the Korean War), the U.S. Congress amended the Act of 1938 by striking out the word "Armistice" and inserting the word "Veterans."  With approval of this legislation, 11 November became a day to honor American military veterans of all wars.

 

When I am afraid, I will put my trust in You.In God, whose word I praise, In God I have put my trust; I shall not be afraid.What can mere man do to me? (Psalm 56:3-4)

Earlier Event: November 10
Sunday School for All Ages
Later Event: November 11
Mary Martha Quilters