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Veterans Day

November 14, 2012

Hey, what’s up? It’s me, Max, and thanks for checking out our blog! We’re so happy to have readers like you. And speaking of being happy, we hope you had a great Veterans Day! We wanted to give a special thank you to all of the people who have served and are serving for our country. Our armed forces risk their lives every single day to protect all of us, and we are so thankful to have such wonderful, courageous, and amazing people helping to keep the rest of us safe. We all owe so much to the bravery and selflessness of our armed forces, and we are forever grateful.

Cherry Ot told me that Veterans Day is celebrated on November 11th to mark the anniversary of the end of World War I which took place on November 11, 1918. President Woodrow Wilson declared November 11th be called Armistice Day (armistice means truce), and in 1938 a law was passed to make Armistice Day a federal holiday. Then, in 1954, Congress changed the name of Armistice Day to Veterans Day, so that all of our veterans, no matter when and where they served, would be honored and celebrated.

So from all of us here at McPopper Children’s Hospital, thank you, veterans!

Bye for now!

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