Happy Veterans Day! Today is a day to thank all military veterans and the men and women currently on active duty that put their lives on the line for the freedoms we all enjoy.
In celebration, Dr. David Hennington and our team would like to share a few fun facts about our flag, this national holiday, and our country’s history!
-Veterans Day, a day that was originally called Armistice Day, is a time to thank and honor the men and women who have served in our military.
– President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the official legislation for Veterans Day on June 1, 1954, changing the name of the holiday from Armistice Day to Veterans Day
-There are 23.2 million veterans in the U.S.
-The flag was first approved by Congress on June 14, 1777
-Each of the flag’s colors signify different American values- red is for valor and zeal, white is for hope, purity, and cleanliness of life, and blue is for heaven, loyalty, sincerity, justice, and truth
-Research by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) helped develop the CAT Scan, the cardiac pacemaker, and the “Seattle Foot” to give those hurt the ability to run and jump
-When the flag is displayed next to another flag against a wall, the U.S. flag should be on its own right (on the left side when facing the wall).
-Veterans Day is often confused with Memorial Day. Memorial Day is a time for remembering and honoring the men and women who died while serving our country, or as a result of injuries that incurred in battle. Veterans Day honors and gives thanks to all who served in our military.
-There are five states with over 1 million veterans in their population – California, Florida, Texas, New York and Pennsylvania
We are so thankful for all who have and are currently serving in the U.S. and overseas!