At the 11th hour of the 11th day in the 11th month of 1918, the big battles of World War I were halted, marking the conclusion of what was thought to be “the war to end all wars.” If only.
The following year, President Woodrow Wilson, the 28th president of the United States and previous president of Princeton University, proclaimed November 11 as the first holiday to “be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice … .”
Veterans Day is celebrated with parades from New York City and Tampa Bay to Houston, Las Vegas, Tucson and little towns and more cities across the nation. An organization called Veterans Week San Diego celebrates the whole week for the 31st consecutive year in 2017. Its phenomenal Veterans Day Parade is: “A Tribute To Heroes At Home”.
Sending flowers from bloomstoday.com is an glorious way to bestow honor and recognition on veterans, their families, friends and colleagues. These bouquets transmit a patriotic emotion to anyone who loves the USA!
12 White Roses with USA Flags — double the patriotism with double the flags, two American flags and one dozen elegant, creamy white, fresh roses. Also, available in yellow or red roses.
FTD® American GloryTM — a woven whitewashed style basket presents the red, white and blue in floral combination plus USA flags.
Bloomstoday.com offers many floral arrangements perfect for Veterans Day and perfect for every branch of the Armed Forces. The American flag goes with every bouquet, and individual flags are available for the Coast Guard, Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines! It’s an honor to serve and an honor to be recognized with flags and flowers on this very special Veterans Day. Send flowers and add 11 a.m. — that 11th hour on the 11th day — into your smart phone calendar for a moment of special remembrance to all who make and have made our freedom secure.
Written by Joanne M. Anderson