Veterans Day November 11, 2010

This holiday is observed on November 11, and was first celebrated in 1919.

The date was chosen because on November 11, 1918, the armistice to end World War I was signed — this is also why in many countries people call the holiday Armistice Day.

My father is one of the few remaining World War II veterans. My grandfather served in the WW I navy. My brother Tom, is still today, one very proud Marine. Oorah Tom! Your sacrifice is greatly appreciated.

We want to thank all veterans who have served our country!

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IF IT’S RED, WHITE & BLUE…..this SALE is for you!

On Veterans Day, all veterans and active duty military families can take 25% OFF Anything & Everything at Totally Kids fun furniture & toys.

Personal shoppers are available to help you find just what you are looking for. As always, there is FREE gift wrapping on most toys.

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These soliders are made from wooden spoons.

This could be a fun family project and great opportunity for teaching how we came to celebrate Veterans Day, which is both a federal and state holiday in all states. It’s always celebrated on November 11th.

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Your family can also make cards and write letters of appreciation to send to active duty or retired service men and women in the military.

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Let’s Say Thanks, a site which makes it simple to send postcards to troops with only a few clicks.

The post card to the left was made by  Tarrah, age 14.

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As Tina Stull signs off with almost every night on Twitter, “Good night all. Remember to say a prayer for our troops serving overseas. They serve so we can sleep in safety. God bless.”