I am wearing my most patriotic outfit, because today is a special holiday where we honor all of our military veterans. Here are some things I learned about this day:
It was in 1938 that Armistice Day was enacted as an official American holiday. But eventually after WWII, citizens felt that the veterans of all wars should be recognized, not just those of WWI. So in 1954 Congress changed the name from Armistice Day to Veterans Day. In America, the holiday now celebrates the approximate 2.9 million U.S. veterans with parades and ceremonies among other events.
I never got to meet him, but my grampa was in the army and flew a C-7 Caribou Transport plane. Here is what the airplane looked like:
The de Havilland Canada DHC-4 Caribou (known in the US military as the C-7 Caribou) was designed as a specialized transport for short takeoff and landing. It was first flown in 1958 and delivery was taken by the United States Army in 1961.
So, today, I would like to thank all of the brave men and women who served our country. Your contribution to our national security is very much appreciated. I thank you for your patriotism, valor, and the sacrifices you made to serve our country.