Did you know that UUP has a State Wide Veteran’s Affairs Committee which meets regularly at the Delegates Assemblies?
What is Veterans Day?
An Act (52 Stat. 351; 5 U. S. Code, Sec. 87a) approved May 13, 1938, made the 11th of November in each year a legal holiday—a day to be dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be thereafter celebrated and known as “Armistice Day.” Armistice Day was primarily a day set aside to honor veterans of World War I, but in 1954, after World War II had required the greatest mobilization of soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen in the Nation’s history; after American forces had fought aggression in Korea, the 83rd Congress, at the urging of the veterans service organizations, amended the Act of 1938 by striking out the word “Armistice” and inserting in its place the word “Veterans.” With the approval of this legislation (Public Law 380) on June 1, 1954, November 11th became a day to honor American veterans of all wars. Source
Who is a Veteran?
It could be the person sitting next to you at work, standing in line at the store, the homeless person you see on the street, or the person you see with the obvious physical scars or the not so obvious emotional scars of a previous conflict.
It is believed that Veterans are typically quiet people not looking for recognition of their service and that they are just proud of what they have done for their country.
Please take a moment today to Honor and say “thank you” to all of our Brothers and Sisters who have proudly served in the United States Military.