Posted by: Ed Darrell | November 9, 2011

Veterans Day is Friday, November 11

Friday is Veterans Day, one of the score of “fly your flag” dates recommended in law.

Are you ready? Here’s this year’s poster, from the Veterans Administration (click to get a link for a high resolution version):

Veterans Day poster for 2011 - Veterans Administration

Veterans Day poster for 2011 - Veterans Administration; click image to go to VA site for high resolution version to print

Get your flag out, ready to fly. Check your local newspaper for times of your local Veterans Day Parades. Take a look at the VA’s video on the day, below, and make plans to help a vet throughout the year.

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  1. this is my favorite holiday :)

  2. i wonder if our test this friday has to do with a little of veterans day?

    • No — Gilded Age. We might have another exercise on Veterans Day, however.

  3. Interesting video. Is the statue of the soldiers with the U.S. flag located in Washington D.C.?

  4. Ashley, it’s actually in Virginia, just across the Potomac River from the Lincoln Memorial. It’s the Iwo Jima Memorial, or Marine Memorial. Here’s the Wikipedia explanation — which is spot on, by the way:

    The Marine Corps War Memorial (also called the Iwo Jima Memorial) is a military memorial statue outside the walls of the Arlington National Cemetery and next to the Netherlands Carillon, in Arlington, Virginia, in the United States. The memorial is dedicated to all personnel of the United States Marine Corps who have died in the defense of their country since 1775. The design of the massive sculpture by Felix de Weldon was based on the iconic photo Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima, taken during the Battle of Iwo Jima by Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal.

    The memorial features the Marines and Sailor who raised the second flag over Iwo Jima: Sgt Michael Strank, Cpl Harlon Block, PFC Franklin Sousley, PFC Rene Gagnon, PFC Ira Hayes, PM2 John Bradley.

    John Bradley is the guy whose son wrote the book, Flags of Our Fathers, which spurred the movie of the same name directed by Clint Eastwood.

  5. Good website, and provides plenty of information! How did veterans day begin?

  6. um wat do i have to write im lost….did i do it rite????

  7. Latannigan, you’re in the right place.

    Formal writing style would be good.

    Express your opinion, or in some other way extend the discussion.

    • o ok then thanks…….

  8. I did not know exactly what the veterans day was, but now i know it and it is interesting… thanks for the information!!

  9. I like this day it’s to remember those who fought for our country and gave there life for us we are grateful to live in the U.S

  10. I agree with Mark Reynaga

    • So I should give your grade to Mark Reynaga?


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