Tuesday, November 11, 2014


 11 November, 2014: To all my brothers in arms, past and present, I thank you for your service, your sacrifice, and your patriotism. If you are not a veteran, find one and thank him or her. 

This video is one of the best I have seen honoring the sacrifice and service of American Veterans.   


One thing many people do not know is why Veterans Day is 11 November. It used to be called Armistice Day and was set by President Woodrow Wilson as 11th November to honor Veterans of WWI because the cease fire agreement that ended the War was executed at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918.

It was in 1921 that the Tomb of the Unknown was dedicated. An unknown soldier from WWI was brought back from a cemetery in France and buried with full military honors at the Tomb in Arlington National Cemetery. What few are aware of is that he was laid to his final rest with 2" of French soil beneath his casket, allowing him to rest for eternity on the ground where he died.

Watch the video and be proud you are American.

                                Fair winds,
                                          Old Salt

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