Veterans Day- November 11, 2008
Today is Veterans Day.
Honoring all who served.
Veterans Day is celebrated as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day falling on November 11, the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I.
Wow. Google is even celebrating Veterans Day today.
More… Here is more from the White House today on veteran’s benefits… something that is often overlooked by the press:
A couple of facts for you. Under this administration we have nearly doubled funding for veterans over the past seven years — provided more than $1 billion over the past three years for the VA to support traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder — both the research and the treatment of that disorder; expanding the time that family members of injured service members can take away from work to care for loved ones — that’s something that we announced more recently; made it easier for active-duty service members to transfer unused education benefits to family — that was part of the legislation that we worked on, one of the things that the military members said that they wanted the most. And since taking office, we helped enroll more than 1.9 million veterans in the health care system, and we’ve also cut the number of homeless veterans by nearly 40 percent. But there’s no time to waste and there’s more work to do in that regard.
UPDATE: Vets For Freedom have a wonderful tribute to veterans posted today.