President Obama & Veterans Day Ceremonies

Veterans Day is celebrated in different variations around the world. It is a day to honor those who have dedicated their lives to serving our country. It commemorates the day that major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918.

U.S. President Woodrow Wilson first proclaimed Armistice Day for November 11, 1919. In proclaiming the holiday, he said

“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.” (source : Wikipedia )

Here are just a few photos from this years Veterans Day ceremonies

president obama veterans day

michelle obama tomb of the unknowns

The oldest living World War II Vet – Richard Overton

richard overton world war 2 vet

richard overton world war 2

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