Monday, November 11, 2013

Happy Veteran Day and Related Links

Happy Veteran Day!

I would like to thank all veterans for their service to the United States of America. So I am sharing these Veteran Day links:

Salute to Our Favorite Playscale Veteran

List of G.I. Joes modeled after real people

Relevant quotes

A "humorous" military mini video - warning, adult language and references

I hope you enjoy them and pass them on to your favorite veteran(s).


RoxanneRoxanne said...

Happy Veterans Day to all of the vets! I may have to do something special for my Joes.

D7ana said...

Thanks, Roxanne. I like the idea of a special Joe-post. Mind if I "borrow" that one? I'll link to yours. Perhaps others will do the same?

Carrickters said...

A late comment but I'm just now catching up on my blog reading. I always wondered if Veteran's Day was on the same day as our Remembrance Day - obviously it is. Do you also observe a minute's silence at 11 am as a time to remember all those who have died in various wars?

D7ana said...

Hi Carrickters - better late comments than late posts ;-)

Yes, the U.S. Veterans Day and the Australian Remembrance Day are on the same date. However, I am not aware of any moments of silence practiced here. Some people might do so, but I haven't seen that as general practice.

In the U.S., Veterans Day is a government holiday (no mail, government offices and banks closed) although some schools, stores, other businesses can be open as on ordinary work or weekend days.