Veterans/Remembrance Day ~ 2021

Veterans DayToday the U.S., Canada and Europe mark the anniversary of the end of World War I where major hostilities formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, and the Armistice with Germany went into effect. Historically speaking, this holiday was signed into law in the U.S. by President Dwight Eisenhower on May 26, 1954 honoring all veterans who served in the Armed Forces. Europe celebrates today as Remembrance Day or Armistice Day.ย  When major U.S. veteran organizations urged renaming the day to “Veterans Day,” Congress amended the bill on June 1, 1954, replacing “Armistice” with “Veterans,” and has been known as Veterans Day ever since. (BTW the attributive case as opposed to the possessive is the officially correct spelling “because it is not a day that ‘belongs’ to veterans, but rather a day to honor all veterans). For Grammarians, using the apostrophe is however grammatically appropriate.

Today we honor and celebrate the service of all U.S. military veterans, while May’s Memorial Day honors those who died while in military service.


And because she’s a little pill and absolutely refused to participate in a joint photo session with Norman, the Ninja posed separately. #ohthatdog!


Nevertheless, both Ranch hands and I tip our hats to all veterans who have served their country.

Live, love, bark!๐Ÿพ


32 thoughts on “Veterans/Remembrance Day ~ 2021

    1. It’s our honor to remember veterans, on Veterans Day as well as all throughout the year.

  1. Veterans Day/Remembrance Day is a serious thing to us as well… my lifetime and having lived near Washington, DC a couple of times in my life with a father in the Air Force visits to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier were frequent. It always struck me that it honored the unknown. So many who fought never made it back home too. Heroes – all.

    Hugs, Pam

    1. They paid the ultimate price defending our democratic principles and we honor them for their service.

    1. Thanks. Theyโ€™re becoming as passionate about our veterans as I am. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

    1. Thanks, John. Today hits home for me and think it’s important we NEVER, EVER forget these amazing patriots.

  2. Beautiful tribute to our veterans. I salute them all.

    Love the pups and you know how much I love Norman.

    Have a fabulous day. Scritches to the pups and a smooch to handsome Norman. โ™ฅ

    1. Thank you. We have pretty strong opinions about supporting veterans every day. My niece’s husband spent several tours in the Middle East and has had some issues integrating back in civilian life after being in for 20 years. Norman sends soft pupster kisses.

    1. Agreed. That’s a whole ‘nother post as is the shameful way we treat our veterans when they return from active duty.

  3. No matter its title, as long as we take a moment to thank them all. Nicely done, Monika ๐Ÿ™‚
    Way to go ranch hands, even if one of you was more snippy about it ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. Many thanks, Ann. With several veterans in my family I take this holiday seriously. And thank you for your beautiful badge. Well done.

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