Thursday, November 11, 2010
Veterans Day 2010
You know, I never knew the real reason behind why we celebrate Veteran's Day until recently. I knew it had something to do with honoring those who have served in the military, but that's about it. I didn't know the history behind it. If you are sketchy on the details like I was, you can read a quick history of Veteran's Day here.
Coincidentally, I have been watching WWII movies all week long. HF told one of the officers he works with that I loved WWII movies and he gave him some for us to watch, including Saving Private Ryan. That was hard to watch. I guess I like the fluffy non-gory WWII movies with Cary Grant-esque acting as opposed to what it was really like. I'm glad I watched it though. It helped me to further understand the sacrifice from those who have gone before me to preserve the freedom I enjoy today. The freedom you and I enjoy did not come free.
How do you celebrate Veteran's Day? Does your community do anything special?