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Local 4-H'er at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall
Citizenship Washington Focus Trip - Summer 2005

National Veterans Awareness Week is November 6 - 12

4-H'er at the Vietnam Veteran Memorial Wall
4-H'er at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall. Local 4-H'ers had opportunities to visit important memorials and great American landmarks during the Summer 2005 Citizenship Washington Focus trip.

Veterans Day: November 11, is the anniversary of the Armistice which was signed in the Forest of Compiegne by the Allies and the Germans in 1918, ending World War I, after four years of conflict. 

In 1954 "Armistice Day" was renamed by Congress to Veterans Day, "to honor (all) veterans on the 11th day of November of each year."

In communities across the United States, many Americans will observe a moment of silence at 11 a.m. on November 11 - remembering those who fought for peace.

While those who died are also remembered on Veterans Day, Veterans Day is the day set aside to thank and honor ALL those who served honorably in the military - in wartime or peacetime. In fact, Veterans Day is largely intended to thank LIVING veterans for their service, to acknowledge that their contributions to our national security are appreciated, and to underscore the fact that all those who served - not only those who died - have sacrificed and done their duty.

Resources:

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall. National Park Service

Veterans Day. United States Department of Veterans Affairs

Learn about 4-H Citizenship Washington Focus and view photos from the 2005 Trip

More:

Properly Displaying the United States of America Flag

The 4-H and FFA Veterans Memorial at the Lancaster Event Center, Lincoln, Nebraska

NU for Families November Calendar Activity for November 11: "Learn what family members did (or do) in the military"

 

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