Veterans Day Sun Nov 11, 2018 | Holiday on Mon Nov 12, 2018
National Veterans and Military Families Month – Nov 2018
This year 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.
The WWI armistice (cease of fighting) 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.”
2018 Veterans Day Free Meals and Discounts
History of Veterans Day
World War I – known 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.
See Origins of the Poppy as a Veteran Remembrance
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WWI Origins of the Poppy as a Veteran Remembrance
In the United States, Americans don’t typically wear poppies on November 11 (Veterans Day), which honors all living veterans.
In the U.S. poppies are worn on Memorial Day – the last Monday in May – to commemorate the sacrifice of the many men and women who have given their lives fighting for their country.
How Poppies Became Associated with WWI Healing and Renewal
Poppies are ‘birthed’ when seeds in the soil are disturbed, aerated and allowed to bloom.
Across northern France and Flanders (northern Belgium), the brutal clashes between Allied and Axis soldiers tore up fields and forests, destroying trees and plants and wreaking havoc on the soil beneath. But in the warm early spring of 1915, bright red flowers began peeking through the battle-scarred land. The red petals of the poppy became symbolic of the blood of the fallen soldiers.
See American Legion Auxiliary Poppy Program Fact Sheet
From 1914 to 1918, World War I took a greater human toll than any previous conflict, with some 8.5 million soldiers dead of battlefield injuries or disease. The Great War, as it was then known, also ravaged the landscape of Western Europe, where most of the fiercest fighting took place. From the devastated battlefields – red poppies covered the landscape with new life.
Veterans Day Free Meals and Discounts 2018
Veterans – thanks for your service! Please check out the links below for lists of major restaurants offering Free Meals and other discounts for Veterans on Nov 11, 2018.
· Veterans Day Freebies and Discounts for 2018
· List of Veterans Day Free Meals and Other Veterans Day Freebies for 2018
· Best Veterans Day Deals and Freebies for 2018
Veterans – THANKS FOR YOUR SERVICE!
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