Veteran’s Day 2016

History of Veterans Day

World War I – known at the time as “The Great War” – officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France. However, fighting ceased seven months earlier when an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. For that reason, November 11, 1918, is generally regarded as the end of “the war to end all wars.”

In November 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day with the following words: “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…”

The original concept for the celebration was for a day observed with parades and public meetings and a brief suspension of business beginning at 11:00 a.m.

For the entire article: http://www1.va.gov/opa/vetsday/vetdayhistory.asp

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The Veterans Day National Ceremony is held each year on November 11th at Arlington National Cemetery . The ceremony commences precisely at 11:00 a.m. with a wreath laying at the Tomb of the Unknowns and continues inside the Memorial Amphitheater with a parade of colors by veterans’ organizations and remarks from dignitaries. The ceremony is intended to honor and thank all who served in the United States Armed Forces.

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United States Department of Veterans Affairs http://www.va.gov/

 Women Veterans Hotline1-855-VA-WOMEN (829-6636)

History of Veterans Day 

National Resource Directory  – https://www.nationalresourcedirectory.gov

National Resource Directory app – http://apps.usa.gov/national-resource-directory.shtml

 

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November 11, 2016
11:00 AM ET
Veterans Day Wreath-Laying Ceremony
Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington County, VA

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15 thoughts on “Veteran’s Day 2016

  1. WH

    Friday, November 10, 2016

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    President Obama receives the presidential daily briefing

    President Obama attends meetings at the White House

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    President Obama hosts a breakfast to honor veterans and their families
    State Dining Room

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    President Obama lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
    Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington County, VA

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  2. Veterans Day

    History of Veterans Day

    World War I – known at the time as “The Great War” – officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France. However, fighting ceased seven months earlier when an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. For that reason, November 11, 1918, is generally regarded as the end of “the war to end all wars.”

    In November 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day with the following words: “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…”

    The original concept for the celebration was for a day observed with parades and public meetings and a brief suspension of business beginning at 11:00 a.m.

    For the entire article: http://www1.va.gov/opa/vetsday/vetdayhistory.asp

    • 9:05 AM EDT
      President Obama hosts a breakfast to honor veterans and their families
      State Dining Room

    • 11:00 AM ET
      President Obama lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
      Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington County, VA

    • November 11, 2016

      Remarks by the President on Veterans Day

      Arlington National Cemetery

      Arlington, Virginia

      11:38 A.M. EST

      THE PRESIDENT: Thank you. (Applause.) Thank you so much. Thank you. (Applause.) Thank you very much. Thank you so much. (Applause.) Thank you. Thank you very much. (Applause.) Please — thank you. Thank you. Thank you. (Applause.)

      Secretary McDonald, Mr. Hallinan, distinguished guests and, most of all, our extraordinary veterans and your families: The last time I stood on these hallowed grounds, on Memorial Day, our country came together to honor those who have fought and died for our flag. A few days before, our nation observed Armed Forces Day, honoring all who are serving under that flag at this moment.

      And today, on Veterans Day, we honor those who honored our country with its highest form of service: You who once wore the uniform of our Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, or Coast Guard. We owe you our thanks. We owe you our respect. And we owe you our freedom.

      We come together to express our profound gratitude for the sacrifices and contributions you and your family made on the battlefield, at home, and at outposts around the world. But America’s gratitude to our veterans is something always grounded in something greater than what you did on duty. It’s also an appreciation of the example that you continue to set after your service has ended — your example as citizens.

      Veterans Day often follows a hard-fought political campaign — an exercise in the free speech and self-government that you fought for. It often lays bare disagreements across our nation. But the American instinct has never been to find isolation in opposite corners. It is to find strength in our common creed, to forge unity from our great diversity, to sustain that strength and unity even when it is hard. And when the election is over, as we search for ways to come together — to reconnect with one another and with the principles that are more enduring than transitory politics — some of our best examples are the men and women we salute on Veterans Day.

      For more: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/11/11/remarks-president-veterans-day

    • Weekly Address: Honoring Our Veterans

      Remarks of President Barack Obama as Prepared for Delivery
      Weekly Address
      The White House

      November 12, 2016

      Hi, everybody. This weekend, as we search for ways to bridge our differences, we look to the principles that are more enduring than politics. And some of the best examples are found in the men and women we saluted yesterday, and every day – our troops and veterans.

      It is the example of young Americans – our 9/11 Generation – who, as first responders ran into smoldering towers, ran to a recruiting center and signed up to serve.

      It is the example of a military that meets every mission, one united team, all looking out for one another, all getting each other’s backs.

      It is the example of the single most diverse institution in our country – soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines, and coastguardsmen who represent every corner of our country, every shade of humanity, immigrant and native-born, Christian, Muslim, Jew, and nonbeliever alike, all forged into common service.

      It is the example of veterans – patriots – who, when they take off their fatigues, put back on the camouflage of everyday life in America; who become our business partners and bosses, our teachers and coaches, our first responders and city council members and neighborhood role models, all still serving this country we love with the same sense of duty and valor.

      For more: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/11/12/weekly-address-honoring-our-veterans

  3. WH

    Saturday, November 12, 2016

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  4. Hillary Clinton’s Popular Vote Victory Keeps Growing
    She is up by 1.8 million votes, with millions still being counted in California.

    11/12/2016 07:37 pm ET Daniel Marans – huffingtonpost

    Hillary Clinton not only won the popular vote in Tuesday’s election. It is now clear that she won it by a margin larger than two candidates who went on to win the presidency.

    David Leonhardt, a columnist for The New York Times, noted on Friday that with a 1.7-percentage-point popular vote lead over Donald Trump,Clinton will have a larger margin of victory than Richard Nixon had over Hubert Humphrey in 1968 or John F. Kennedy had over Nixon in 1960. (Her edge is also larger than Al Gore’s popular vote victory over George W. Bush in 2000, though he too was stymied by an electoral college loss.)

    In raw numbers, that amounts to an edge of roughly 1.8 million votes as of Saturday.

    Votes are still being counted, however, with the outstanding ballots overwhelmingly concentrated in Democratic bastions like California, Washington state and New York.

    The Times’ Nate Cohn estimated on Saturday that there were a total of 7 million votes left to be counted nationwide. As of Thursday, more than 4 million votes had yet to be counted in California alone.

    That means that Clinton’s lead will almost certainly grow in the coming days, as it has since election night.

    A larger popular vote lead will not change the electoral college math and thus the election’s fundamental outcome.

    But it comes as welcome news for progressives eager to cast aspersions on President-elect Trump’s political mandate ― and gives fodder to a nascent campaign to abolish the electoral college, which has defied the will of the voters twice in the past two decades.

  5. Over 200 Reports of Hateful Harassment and Intimidation Post-Election, SPLC Says

    Nov 12, 2016, 5 By JENNIFER HANSLER – abcnews

    There have been more than 200 reports of hate-based intimidation and harassment since Election Day, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).

    The civil rights organization tallied 201 incidents nationwide between Tuesday and Friday evening, based on direct submissions and reports on social media and in the news. The majority of reports came immediately after the election and the SPLC reports that many of the incidents — but not all of them — directly referenced President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign.

    “It’s way outside of the norm,” SPLC spokesperson Heidi Beirich told ABC News, noting that such a quantity of incidents usually occur over several months. “We do not see hundreds of incidents over a couple days ever. The only thing that is really analogous is the rash of hate crimes that occurred after the Brexit vote.”

    According to the organization’s analysis, anti-black, anti-immigrant, and anti-Muslim incidents were the most common. Harassment targeting women and the LGBTQ community as well as incidents involving Nazi symbolism were also highly reported, the SPLC reports. These findings are consistent with those reported by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).

    For more: http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/200-reports-hateful-harassment-intimidation-post-election-splc/story?id=43491050

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