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Facts About The Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier

[ReviewAZON name=”Fallen Soldiers: Reshaping The Memory of the World Wars” id=”2″ display=”inlinepost” asin=”0195071395″ trackingid=”mywebsource1-20″ country=”us” width=”200px” float=”left” imagetop=”10px”]On Veteran’s Day, we try to remember our soldiers and the sacrifices they have made to keep our nation free.  In the United States, we do this in the form of military services, parades, offers to our veterans and a special tribute at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Washington, D.C.  This national monument was built in 1921 to commemorate the U.S. Soldiers who went to war and never came back.  The bodies interred there, as the name suggests, are unknown.  Here are a few interesting facts about this memorial and what it means to our country, as well as the rest of the world. Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - November 11, 2011 at 1:52 pm

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myFiveBest Things To Remember On Veteran’s Day

Veteran's DayVeteran’s Day is a holiday put aside for all of us to remember the soldiers who have given everything for our country.  It is primarily celebrated, to some extent, in the Allied countries that participated in World War One.  In the United States, while the official day is November 11th, it is usually recognized on the Monday closest to that date.  At eleven o’ clock in the morning on that day, a few minutes of silence should be observed to commemorate the service men and women who have helped to make our country free.  Thank the veterans that you meet, because we enjoy the freedoms that we have because of them.  Here are five reasons why we should remember Veteran’s Day.  Please, feel free to add more trivia or bits of information or go ahead and thank a veteran on here.

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Posted by Jimm - November 7, 2010 at 2:02 pm

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