We are rapidly approaching the holiday season and Thanksgiving is just around the corner. We would like to take a moment from the hustle and bustle of preparing for the Holidays and thank some really important people in everyone’s lives, Veterans.
An Act (52 Stat. 351; 5 U. S. Code, Sec 87a) approved on May 13, 1938, made the 11th of November in each year a legal holiday. A day to be dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be thereafter celebrated and known as "Armistice Day." Armistice Day was primarily a day set aside to honor veterans of World War I, but in 1954, after World War II had required the greatest mobilization of soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen in the Nation's history; after American forces had fought aggression in Korea, the 83rd Congress, at the urging of the veterans service organizations, amended the Act of 1938 by striking out the word "Armistice" and inserting in it's place the word "Veterans." With the approval of this legislation (Public Law 380) on June 1, 1954, November 11th became a day to honor American Veterans of all wars.
No matter who you are, or where you are, you most likely know someone who has served in, or is currently serving in, our Armed Forces. We are very proud to be home to 34 veterans here at Churchill Estates Retirement Community.
Earlier this week we honored our Veterans with a musical salute from a local group called the Memory Tones. Today during lunch we were joined by a few children from a few area elementary schools: Charlemagne, Adams and Edgewood, who presented our Veterans with some crafts they made thanking them for their service.
To those people we, at Churchill Estates honor you, and we treasure the freedom that we enjoy today. For those sacrificed to serve our nation, we will be forever grateful.