Since 1945, November 11 has been the day we honor all who’ve served in our armed forces. So, have you thanked a Veteran today? You officially all day tomorrow as well, since November 11 has fallen on a Sunday this year.
Whenever I do one of these kinds of articles, I do a little refresher on the history. I didn’t realize that November 11 is Veterans Day because it was on that date at the 11th hour in 1918 on which the official Armistice occurred, officially ending the hostilities of World War I.
In 1945, Armistice Day became Veterans Day, with the intention of honoring all who serve. Memorial Day is the day for honoring those who have died in combat.
A salute to our all-volunteer forces and all who have served, in war or in peace time:
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And a prayer for all, especially those in harm’s way, please Lord, bring an end to the conflicts and bring them home safely:
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Shelli Dawdy is first and foremost the mother of three children whom she has taught at home via the classical method since removing her children from school in 2001. During her early years as a homeschool mother, she worked part-time as a freelance writer. Born and raised in the Iowa, Shelli and her husband moved to the state of South Dakota in 1997, attracted to its more limited government and friendly tax environment. In 2006, Shelli and her family relocated to Lincoln, Nebraska, when her husband’s employer offered a new position. She took a break from work and politics for a time, recognizing the need to focus solely on her childrens’ schooling with two now of high school age. Distressed by many things she was witnessing on the national political scene and disillusioned about the Republican Party, she decided to start writing again, this time online. Motivated to get involved with others at the grassroots level, she networked with activists on the social media tool, Twitter. She was involved in organizing the first tea party rallies inspired by Rick Santelli’s “rant” on CNBC in February 2009. Recognizing that activism should generate on the local level, she founded Grassroots in Nebraska in March of 2009. The group’s mission is a return to Constitutional, limited government, according to its original meaning. While the group has held several tea party rallies, it’s focus is to take effective action. Among its many projects, GiN successfully coordinated testimony for the hearing of the Nebraska Sovereignty Resolution, networked with other groups to ensure a large show of public support at the hearing, and coordinated follow up support to ensure its passage in April 2010. While working to build up GiN throughout 2009, she was asked to work as writer and producer of the documentary film, A New America, which lays out how Progressivism is responsible for how America has moved away from its Constitutional roots. You can see more of her work on Grassroots in Nebraska (GiN) and StubbornFacts