Friday, November 11, 2011

Defending Liberty and Freedom – Veterans Day 2011

In 1919, U.S. President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation declaring Armistice Day on November 11th as a day to honor those who lost their lives service to the United States during World War I. In May 1954, President Dwight Eisenhower signed a bill expanding recognition to include all who have served our country in the armed forces; shortly afterward, Congress changed the name of the holiday from Armistice Day to Veterans Day.

Today I honor those from my family who have served in the military (or in the case of the Revolutionary War, provided support to the army):

My siblings:
« Arny Sherrell
« Tony Sherrell
« Jennifer Spurlock

Civil War veterans:
« James H. Burton
« James B. Forshee
« Ambrose B. Martindale
« Howell B. Martindale
« Michael Yawman

Revolutionary patriots:
« Luther Cary
« George Clayton
« Thomas Cook
« William Justice
« James Reeves

© 2011 Denise Spurlock

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