Why is Veterans Day Important?

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Why is Veterans Day important? November 11th is a special day to honor the men and women who serve our country so that we can enjoy freedom every day.

And behind each of those Veterans, there is also a family who sacrifices a lot while their loved one serve their country.

Dave and I truly appreciate seeing the US flag proudly displayed on front porches on Veterans Day across America.


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Veterans Day is important because of the precious freedoms that we take for granted every day. Saying "thank you" to a person in the military is a very small price for our glorious freedom.


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Why is Veterans Day Important?

Because it's real people like these who protect and honor our precious freedom each and every day: our spouses, Dads, Moms, brothers, sisters, neighbors, sons, daughters, friends, cousins, co-workers. People who mean a great deal to us.


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The Ultimate Sacrifice

Why is Veterans Day important? It is a day to not only honor all who have served but also to acknowledge those who have given their lives to protect our freedoms.

On the last Monday of May, we observe Memorial Day to especially remember those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms.


U.S. Military War Deaths - Major Conflicts*

American Civil War - 625,000

WWI - 405,399

WWII - 116,516

Vietnam - 58,151

Korean War - 36,516

American Revolutionary War - 25,000

War of 1812 - 20,000

Mexican American War - 13,283

War on terror (as of Sept 2012) (Iraq/Afghanistan/other) - 6,280

Philippine?American War - 4,196

U.S. Military War Deaths - All Conflicts Beginning With American Revolution*

1,326,612

Freedom is not free

*Source: Wikipedia



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Make a Veteran Happy

Download Our Free Card to Thank Them

Send a card to your favorite vet

Instructions: Just download, print on an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper.

Then fold it and mail. You will make a Veteran happy!


Why Is Veterans Day Important - Veterans Day Facts

This federal holiday is also celebrated as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day. It falls on November 11, the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I.

Major battles of WWI formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 when the Germans signed the Armistice.


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Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington National Cemetery



Why is Veterans Day Important?

Brave, honorable, dedicated, patriotic, and altruistic men and women in the US military believe in something greater than themselves.

- They are willing to sacrifice and serve others.

- They know, that without their help, others may never be free

So we take one day a year to recognize their valor and sacrifice.


Do You Have a Special Veteran in Your Life?

My husband, his father (Wayne) and our son, Tom
My sweet father-in-love, Wayne on the left, from WWII
Our son, Tom, currently serving as a Lt Col in the USAF
And Dave, who served for 20 years in the USAF
(Wayne died in 1994 and Tom lovingly superimposed Wayne's picture in this photo)
Like you, I sure have some special veterans in my life. As a military wife for 20 years, I dedicate this page to some very special veterans.
  • My sweet hubby, Dave, for serving in the USAF for 20 years.
  • Our son, Tom, and his family. Tom is a Major in the USAF.
  • My brother, Michael, who served in Viet Nam in the 1960's.
  • My father-in-love, Wayne, who proudly served in WWII.
  • Our friend, A. Shutt, who served in Desert Storm.
  • Our friend, D. Sloan, who served in the U.S. Army.
  • Our friends, D. Clark, L. Link, S. Haley, G. Fuller and A. & G. Looper who served proudly. And many more - we appreciate them all.
  • And to all the veterans who have served and continue to serve to protect our precious freedom. Thank you so very much from the bottom of our hearts!



Download a free card to thank a Veteran. Nice way to say thanks.
Download our free card to write a thank you message to a Veteran








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