Friday, November 11, 2011

It's the Other Day to Honor Those Who Have Served

Of course, the first Veterans Day observance in the US started after the Civil War and was called Decoration Day. The Grand Army of the Republic (GAR), a Union veterans organization, started it. The Confederates had their own observation.

Of course, Decoration Day became Memorial Day, a time to salute all US veterans (and, yes, that also includes Confederates who were also Americans despite what some may think.)

I plan on attending the Legion/VFW ceremony in Fox Lake as usual. Tomorrow, it's a salute to the 236th anniversary of the Marine Corps at the annual breakfast at the Fox Lake Legion Hall and that night, it's a trip back to the 30s and 40s at the annual Big Band/Swing Dance also at the Legion.

Some of those old World War II vets can still cut a mean rug.

Oh yes, and not only is it 11-11-11 for Veterans Day, but also 11-11-11 on the calendar.

Thank a Vet. --Old B-Runner

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