Veterans Day 2010 in Ocean Beach, San Diego

God bless all of the Veterans. Thank you for your contribution to our freedom in the United States of America.

Thanks to the US gov. web site for a refresher on some of the history of the holiday: World War I was known as “the war to end all wars.” Fighting ceased when an armistice, or temporary cessation fighting, between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. For that reason November 11, 1918 is regarded as the end of “the war to end all wars” and Armistice Day. In May 13, 1938, the 11th of November was designated as a holiday dedicated to the cause of world peace and celebrated as “Armistice Day.” The holiday was first 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 and after Americans had fought aggression in Korea, the 83rd Congress amended the Act of 1938 by replacing the word “Armistice” with the word “Veterans.” The change was approved by President Eisenhower and Congress on June 1, 1954, and then November 11th became a day to honor American veterans of all wars.

For more information see: Veterans Day History

Photos of the Veterans Memorial Plaza in Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, and a sampling of the loving inscriptions to honor individual Veterans, is below.

Love and God bless you all. . .

American and California flags fly in gale force winds near at the Veterans Memorial at OB Pier in January 2010. The rain drops from heaven remind us of the tears cried for those we have lost.

The Veterans Memorial in Ocean Beach, November 11, 2010

Veterans Memorial plaque, Ocean Beach

Inscriptions for the Veterans

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2 Comments on "Veterans Day 2010 in Ocean Beach, San Diego"

  1. Dan and Linda Jackson
    11/11/2010 at 4:34 pm Permalink

    Beautiful tribute…thank you for this lovely post! Blessings!

  2. pendo
    20/11/2010 at 3:08 pm Permalink

    Thank you for your kind words.
    Blessings to you both. . .
    Cher and Steve

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