Annie's "Veterans Day" Page
~Celebrated on November 11th each year~

Thank you to all of those that have served, & are serving in the American Armed Forces.

"For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even
to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is
a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart."
~Hebrews 4:12~

FREE Dining........

Applebee's - Veterans and Active Duty Military Eat Free ...
Outback Steakhouse offers Free Bloomin' Onion and Beverage
Vets can eat free on Veteran's Day - Article from
Free Breakfast For All Veterans at Hy-Vee stores

CHECK your local Newspapers and News Websites for local events and activities. I have read
about local American Legion or VFW Hall Dinners and also. Here is a
write up for activities
in Omaha Nebraska for Veterans. Check out my:
Annie's News Sources Page
You can do a search on
Google News for "free food for veterans day" and put your town name
after and see what shows in your area

20 Freebies and Discounts for Veterans on Veterans Day.
7 Ways to Celebrate Veterans Day & Veterans Day Discounts
Free Veteran's Day Admission to Florida's State and National Parks ...
Veteran's Day retail deals and more
Honoring Those Who Serve Free admission on Veterans Day
5 to try- Free meals for veterans and active military - The Dish ...

~Veterans Day~

Veterans Day honors men and women who have served in the United States armed services.
Veterans Day is a legal federal holiday in the United States. It is celebrated on November
11th. The United Kingdom celebrates November 11 as Armistice Day. It is not a legal holiday,
but special observances celebrate the armistice that ended World War I on Nov. 11, 1918.
Canada has a legal holiday called Remembrance Day that is celebrated on November 11.
Veterans Day celebrations in the United States include parades and speeches. Special
services are held at the Tomb of the
Unknown Soldier in Arlington National
Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, on Veterans Day.

In 1919, President Woodrow Wilson
proclaimed November 11 as Armistice Day to remind
Americans of the tragedies of war. A 1938 law made the day a federal holiday. In 1954,
Congress changed the holiday's name to Veterans Day to honor all United States
~Above Information from The World Book Encyclopedia~

Thank you seems so inadequate. We do appreciate all that you have done and are doing to make
our country save and free! We are very proud of your sacrifice for us.

Let's learn some things about the different branches of the Military.
There are 5 major branches of the American Armed Forces:
Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and The Coast Guard!

~The Army~
Army, United States, is the branch of the armed services responsible for military
land operations. The Army must be prepared to use swift, forceful action to overcome
any enemy that might threaten the United States or its interests in other parts
of the world. It also helps train the military forces of many friendly
countries and supplies them with equipment.
~Above Information from The World Book Encyclopedia~

~The Air Force~
Air Force, United States, is the branch of the armed forces responsible for most military
operations in the air and in space. Air Force reconnaissance satellites and aircraft constantly
scan the earth for signs of hostile activity. To discourage attacks on the United States or
its allies, the Air Force maintains the power to strike back immediately with conventional or
nuclear weapons. The Air Force also supports ground troops in battle and protects them
from air attack. Air Force transport planes deliver troops and supplies.
~Above Information from The World Book Encyclopedia~

~The Navy~
Navy, United States, is the branch of the armed forces of the United States that acts to
maintain command of the sea. In time of peace, the Navy often serves as an instrument of
international relations. The very presence of naval vessels may be helpful in keeping a crisis
from flaring into war. Navy ships also speed on errands of mercy, such as carrying food and
medical supplies to disaster areas. Merchant vessels and passenger ships
often call on the Navy for aid in emergencies.

Mysterious Fathoms Below - Sub Page! - A Page by my friend Jennifer
who is a Christian "Navy" Wife!

~The Marines~
"Marine is a soldier who serves at sea and in special missions on land and in
the air.
Marines also serve in amphibious operations--seaborne operations
that involve naval, air, and land forces. Marines receive specialized training
for the tasks they are expected to perform. Nearly all of the major
maritime nations maintain marine forces or some type of naval infantry."
~Above Information from The World Book Encyclopedia~

~The Coast Guard~
"Coast Guard, United States, is a branch of the armed services. It also
serves as the chief agency for protecting life and property at sea and
enforcing United States maritime laws. The Coast Guard fights smuggling,
protects ships and ports, and rescues victims of sea disasters. In peacetime,
it operates as a branch of the Department of Transportation. In time of
war, it becomes an active part of the United States Navy. The Coast
Guard's many duties give special meaning to its motto, Semper Paratus,
which means always ready."
~Above Information from The World Book Encyclopedia~
~Here is the Link to the
Coast Guard~

Other Branches of the Military are: National Guard & Reserves!

What is Honor (or honour)?

What do you honor? What do you respect?
If we don't even know or understand what "honor"
means then how can we give it?

Let's start by looking at the definition:

honor \Hon"or\, n. [OE. honor, honour, onour, onur, OF. honor, onor, honur, onur, honour,
onour, F. honneur, fr. L. honor, honos.] [Written also
honour.] 1. Esteem due or paid to
worth; high estimation; respect; consideration; reverence; veneration;
manifestation of respect or reverence.

How can we show respect to our Veteran's? Just 2 words would be a good place to start.
THANK YOU!!!! They are just words but they can reach, touch and change a heart. We read
in the book of James that the tongue can harm us but in the Psalms we
also learn that a kind word is like honey.

"If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue,
but deceiveth his own heart, this man's religion is vain."
~James 1:26~

"How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea,
sweeter than honey to my mouth!"

~Psalm 119:103~

Words can hurt us to the core. Words can also nurture our soul and spirit. Unexpected
acts of Kindness really do bless the receiver and also the giver.

We know from the news and history that during and after almost all the wars the soldiers were
shown tremendous respect, honor and appreciation. The pictures of the ticker tape parades and
the sailor kissing the lovely young lady are permanently imprinted in our minds. Unfortunately
during and after the Vietnam war we failed to show our service people the respect and honor
that they deserved. So this Veteran's Day tell a Veteran "THANK YOU". If you know a Vietnam
veteran make a special effort to say "THANK YOU" to them. I am sure that little extra effort
will be very much appreciated. "Better late then never" seems to be an appropriate saying.

"I thank my God upon every remembrance of you."
~Philippians 1:3~

Please take the time to let your Congressmen and Senator know that you don't want our vets
homeless and without medical care. The statistics are horrifying about the number of Vets living
on the street or in homeless shelters. You can make a difference. One person at a time.

"A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a
broken spirit drieth the bones."
~Proverbs 17:22~

Here are a few ideas for Veterans Day:
1. Write a soldier in active duty. During the Gulf war I wrote TWO letters. One to APO and
the other to FPO. A letter from home or a "care package" is appreciated so very much.
***Currently this has been suspended***
2. Send a Care package. A Care package with goodies and American news would be a
nice gesture to show your appreciation.
3. Visit a
Veterans Hospital. Take some flowers from your garden,
or some fresh homemade cookies.

4. Send a Veteran a special Email Greeting from Annie's Card Shop:
Remembrance Day or Veterans Day
5. Visit a memorial or attend a local service or parade to honor our Veterans.
Pray for a service person. Maybe even "adopt" one as a family project. You can correspond
and even ask them if they have any prayer requests for you to pray about as a family.
7. Consider taking part in
you will need to always get your parents permission to do this.
8. Offer to help your church have a special tribute to the Veterans. You can do a bulletin
board of pictures of your members in their uniforms. Maybe you can add a special
"guess who" or "then & now" section. Some churches give out carnation
boutonnieres to
all those who have servered our country.
9. Some of the Veterans might benefit from a work or help weekend pr special day. Maybe the
Youth group in your church can offer to do different chores in the yards or homes of your
Veterans. You could have a sign up sheet or something similar or the Senior's Pastor
and Youth Pastor could coordinate something.
10: Do a "Random Act of Kindness". I have some ideas about that on my
Annie's April Fool's Day Page. Don't let the name of the page fool you.

In the Bible we are told that "Faith without works is dead". Unfortunately there are Christian's
who do not "live" what they believe and it is near impossible to distinguish them from the rest
of the world. Don't be one of those who say "Don't do as I do, do as I say". Let your actions
reflect your heart and love of the Lord. Reach out and bless someone this Veterans Day. defines "HONOR" this way:

honor \Hon"or\, n. [OE. honor, honour, onour, onur, OF. honor, onor, honur, onur, honour, onour,
F. honneur, fr. L. honor, honos.] [Written also
honour.] 1. Esteem due or paid to worth; high
estimation; respect; consideration; reverence; veneration; manifestation of respect or reverence.
A prophet is not without honor, save in his own country. --Matt. xiii. 57.
2. That which rightfully attracts esteem, respect, or consideration; self-respect; dignity; courage;
fidelity; especially, excellence of character; high moral worth; virtue; nobleness; specif., in men,
integrity; uprightness; trustworthness; in women, purity; chastity.
If she have forgot Honor and virtue. --Shak.
Godlike erect, with native honor clad. --Milton.
3. A nice sense of what is right, just, and true, with course of life correspondent thereto; strict
conformity to the duty imposed by conscience, position, or privilege.
Say, what is honor? 'T is the finest sense Of justice which the human mind can frame, Intent each
lurking frailty to disclaim, And guard the way of life from all offense Suffered or done.

I could not love thee, dear, so much, Loved I not honor more. --Lovelace.
4. That to which esteem or consideration is paid; distinguished position; high rank.
"Restored me to my honors." --Shak.
I have given thee . . . both riches, and honor. --1 Kings iii. 13.
Thou art clothed with honor and majesty. --Ps. civ. 1.
5. Fame; reputation; credit.
Some in theiractions do woo, and affect honor and reputation. --Bacon.
If my honor is meant anything distinct from conscience, 't is no more than a regard to the
censure and esteem of the world. --Rogers.
6. A token of esteem paid to worth; a mark of respect; a ceremonial sign of consideration; as, he
wore an honor on his breast; military honors; civil honors.
"Their funeral honors." --Dryden.
7. A cause of respect and fame; a glory; an excellency; an ornament;
as, he is an honor to his nation


Interesting stats from the VA site:
"The present veteran population is estimated at 25.6 million, as of July 1, 1997. Nearly 80 "of every 100 living
veterans served during defined periods of armed hostilities. Altogether, almost one-third of the
nation's population -- approximately 70 million persons who are veterans, dependents and survivors
of deceased veterans -- are potentially eligible for VA benefits and services."

Why do we celebrate Memorial Day and Veterans Day?
Aren't they the same thing?

Memorial Day honors the American Military who have died in their service for the country.
Veterans Day is to appreciate all who have served their country both alive and dead.
The Army describes the two holidays at this page: ~
US Army Page~

Do you know the Veterans in your extended family?
Make sure you "thank and honor" them on this special day.

Veterans Day Links:
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Veterans Day
The Veterans View
Dept. of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Day History
Dept. of Veterans Affairs Kids Page
Veterans Day Page
Prisoner of War No More! - A freedom devotional by Peggie
Veterans Day Angels - to adopt for your web pages or email
A Salute to the Men & Women of Our Armed Forces
Veterans Day Crafts
Veterans Day for Children & Veterans Day Quiz
Two Devotionals by Peggie about and for Veterans:
"The Things They Carried!" & "Prisoner of War No More!"

10/30/01 - President Bush announces National Veterans Awareness
Week. Check out: Veterans Day November 11 2001 from
Senate Resolution 143 - "Designated the week of November 11 through
November 17, 2001 as National Veterans Awareness Week....."

What is the ARMOR of God?

Visit: Annie's Armor of God Page and find out.


The VA Home Loan program is available to all eligible veterans,
you can receive a
Good Faith Estimate from a VA Lender by clicking here


As you leave don't forget to send a Veteran
a special Email Greeting from
Annie's Card Shop:
Remembrance Day or Veterans Day


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Annie's Memorial Day Links Page
Annie's Memorial Day Symbols & Things Page
Annie's Memorial Day Page - has the difference between Memorial Day
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Annie's Presidents Day Page
Annie's Flag Day Page
Annie's 4th of July Page
Annie's Armor of God Page
Annie's Armed Forces Day Page
Annie's "Write to the Troops" Page
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