Thank You, Veterans!

November 11th is the day we as Americans celebrate and honor the sacrifice of all U.S. Veterans.   This isn’t one of those holidays created by Hallmark.  It isn’t one of those holidays to give bankers a day off, although they are getting this Monday off!

It is a official day for all of us to say, “Thank You” to a veteran. 

Let’s carry the tradition one step further and say ”Thank You” to the active-duty soldiers too!  And remember, those “thank-yous” aren’t confined to November 11th, they are deserved and appreciated every day!

But why November 11th?

Back in 1918, on the eleventh minute of the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, an armistice, or treaty of sorts, was signed to end hostilities in what we now call World War I.   It was called the Great War back then because no one was planning a sequel at the time.

Here is an interesting link to the history of this all-important day:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ac/20101110/pl_ac/7163596_veterans_day_history_background_and_key_dates

Many are not fully aware of the differences between Veteran’s Day and Memorial Day.  Here is another link of interest:

http://www.military.com/veterans-day/history-of-veterans-day.htm

These are official days set aside to honor, celebrate, and remember.  But there is nothing at all wrong with doing that every day.

So, to all the Veterans out there, Thank you!

Trey Lewis is a licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of Tennessee with Ole South Realty, 615.896.0019  direct 615.593.6340.  Specializing in new home sales in the Greater Nashville area to include Nashville, Murfreesboro, Smyrna, Gallatin and Spring Hill, Tennessee.

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4 comments on “Thank You, Veterans!

  1. Eric DeBerry says:

    AMEN!!!!

  2. Anonymous says:

    As a veteran of Vietnam, I appreciate your thoughtfulness, and I appreciate all the other veterans who’ve served our country!

  3. Bob Cummings says:

    As a veteran myself, I appreciate your comments and also appreciate all the other veterans and active duty people who’ve served and are serving our country!

  4. Trey Lewis says:

    Reblogged this on nashvillehomesblog.com and commented:

    Today is the official day marked to honor all of our Veterans, although we should honor them each and every day.

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