Happy Memorial Day from the Oak Park, Il blog!

Memorial Day in the United States was first started to honor American Civil War veterans in the Union, then extended further to all those who fallen during military service during World War 1 but It did not become an official holiday until 1971!

I know right, WTF??? Remembering people who have given their lives for freedom and basic human is very important, and today is a day that gives us all a chance to remember them and be thankful.

These are some links that discuss more about Memorial Day:

While you are partying it up on Memorial Day thank a veteran!

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Happy Veteran’s Day Oak Park, IL

Happy Veteran’s Day people!

I hope to see those flags out there and all around in Oak Park, Il but these are some ignorant mofos and that’s why I am making sure the vets know someone is thanking them!

The reason it is celebrated today is to mark the signing of the armistice of World War One, a “period of silence lasting two minutes may be held at 11am..” it was ordered by President Ford in 1978 to officially recognize November 11 as the day to recognize America’s veterans on this day.

More information about the holiday: https://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/us/veterans-day

Here is where veterans of America’s military can find freebies to thank them for their service: http://www.operationwearehere.com/VeteransDayPromotions.html