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Monday, November 11, 2013

Remembering Our Veterans


We all have our problems and occasional altercations. But today, we're reminded just how lucky we are to live in a country where we have so many freedoms. Let's take a moment to appreciate our veterans.

Veterans Day Illustration and Free Items

I put together a little illustration out of only concept art above. It isn't perfect, but I'd enlarge it and take a close look.
Wizard101 and Pirate101 are giving away a Poppy Wreath - two of them for each game with one code. Click below to redeem yours - you have until midnight Central time tonight.




I would like to personally thank all active and past members of the armed forces for serving our country, as well as the families who give up time with their loved ones for a greater cause. 

I don't have much more for you, the reader, but I did not want to miss an opportunity to recognize the service that is a huge part of what makes this country so great.

Where Did Veterans Day Originate?

When the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, World War I officially ended. But it wasn't until seven months later that an armistice, an agreement to end hostilities, was signed. This same year, President Wilson declared November 11 to be a national holiday - Veterans Day. I'll leave you with his 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…


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