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                                                                 It is not the purpose of this blog to become personal by any nature, and I apologize for my posting off-track - so to speak. Yesterday, we celebrated a day that for the better part of my life has gone unacknowledged by most people. On Veterans Day the post office is closed along with the courthouses and most federal offices. Each State has its own guidelines for schools and public offices. Most people, myself included, (until today) do not know the history of Veterans Day. It all started in 1918. On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month the Armistice ending World War I was signed. Often referred to as the Great War or "the war to end all wars" (oh, but if that were true) it became the basis for our modern-day holiday. Originally called Armistice Day and officially created by President Woodrow Wilson it went through a succession of congressional proclamations and statutory enactments until it became the Veterans Day as we know it. The purpose of this holiday was two fold. First, to acknowledge those who served defending their country during World War I, and also as a day dedicated to world peace. In 1954, then President Eisenhower made it a day to honor all veterans of all wars. Over the years it has become one of those federal holidays with little fanfare by the general public - until recently, actually until yesterday. It has been 40 years since I received my discharge papers at Hunter's Point just days after being part of a flotilla in the Gulf of Tonkin. During most of those 40 years I never received much if any acknowledgement for my service. I'm not crying about it. I too mostly forgot about it except when I asked why we didn't get any mail. But yesterday I was a little overwhelmed by the calls, texts and messages I received. I guess the last 8 years of being in some type of armed conflict has made us more aware of how lucky we are to have a volunteer army willing to put it on the line for us. After months of political fighting and what seemed to be a country divided amongst itself. Yesterday was true reaffirmation that we can all come together and agree on at least one thing. Whether it's more or less government in our lives, and whether you're a democrat or a republican, we all agree that without these young men and women this great republic would be in ruins. Thanks to all of you who remembered. Dennis F Feeley                 

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