Thank You For Your Service

Monday, November 8, 2010


Veterans Day: A celebration to honor America's veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.
 
In honor of Veterans Day and all those who have served this country, we are inviting you to help us show support!  We are asking for our customers to send us cards that they have made that say something like “Thanks for your services”.  We would like to send these cards to our troops and Veterans around the world.


If you are interested in helping us out, please send your cards to:

Oh My Crafts
1499 West 105 North
Orem, UT 84057
(USA)

(Please send your cards on or before Nov. 12th, 2010)

We want the men and women who serve or have served our country to know how much we appreciate and support them. We're grateful for all you do.  


 













We Support Our Troops!





  



History of Veterans Day

World War I – known at the time as “The Great War” - officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France. However, fighting ceased seven months earlier when an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. For that reason, November 11, 1918, is generally regarded as the end of “the war to end all wars.”

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…"

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. 

Thanks to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs http://www1.va.gov/opa/vetsday/vetdayhistory.asp

3 comments:

Michelle said...

As the mother to a son who will be headed to Afghanistan in the spring, I just want to add my voice to this plea. I personally will be making some cards and sending them off. I hope others will too.

Chris Wooten said...

I am on vacation in Europe but will try to make some when I get home in a week. My hubby is Navy. Thanks for doing this

Chris
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Kristina said...

I am sending 5 cards your way! My husband is active duty and we have many friends deployed. I know they will appreciate these.

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