Saturday, November 17, 2007

National Veterans Awareness Week

“It is not our purpose to become each other; it is to recognize each other, to learn to see the other and honor him for what he is.”
~Hermann Hesse

President Bush proclaimed November 11th through the 17th as National Veterans Awareness Week.

The senate resolution :


Designating the week of November 11 through November 17, 2007, as “National Veterans Awareness Week” to emphasize the need to develop educational programs regarding the contributions of veterans to the country.

Whereas tens of millions of Americans have served in the Armed Forces of the United States during the past century;

Whereas hundreds of thousands of Americans have given their lives while serving in the Armed Forces during the past century;

Whereas the contributions and sacrifices of the men and women who served in the Armed Forces have been vital in maintaining the freedoms and way of life enjoyed by the people of the United States;

Whereas the advent of the all-volunteer Armed Forces has resulted in a sharp decline in the number of individuals and families who have had any personal connection with the Armed Forces;

Whereas this reduction in familiarity with the Armed Forces has resulted in a marked decrease in the awareness by young people of the nature and importance of the accomplishments of those who have served in the Armed Forces, despite the current educational efforts of the Department of Veterans Affairs and the veterans service organizations;

Whereas the system of civilian control of the Armed Forces makes it essential that the future leaders of the Nation understand the history of military action and the contributions and sacrifices of those who conduct such actions; and

Whereas in each of the years 2000 through 2006 the Senate has recognized the need to increase the understanding of the contributions of veterans among school-aged children by approving a resolution recognizing the week containing Veterans Day as “National Veterans Awareness Week”: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the Senate —

(1) designates the week of November 11 through November 17, 2007, as “National Veterans Awareness Week” for the purpose of emphasizing educational efforts directed at elementary and secondary school students concerning the contributions and sacrifices of veterans; and

(2) encourages the people of the United States to observe National Veterans Awareness Week with appropriate educational activities.

'A Soldier's Things'

God Bless All Veterans

Thank You

If you haven’t visited the Veterans Day post it can be found




Blogger Skunkfeathers said...

Veterans deserve an entire year of tribute.

November 17, 2007 4:14 AM  
Blogger OldLady Of The Hills said...

If only the government would take the care of our Veterans that they so richly and rughtfully deserve. The Walter Reed scandal as well as many other V.A. Hospitals is atrocious.....JOARAD has had a couple of posts about our Healthcare System with special regard and attention in these posts given to our Veterans. Her link is on my sidebar Raggedy. You might find it very interesting.

November 17, 2007 10:34 AM  
Blogger Ralph said...

That first picture is amazing. It makes the old adage a "picture is worth a 1,000 word" so very, very true.

November 17, 2007 2:29 PM  
Blogger Peter said...

Good post Raggedy, such a worthwhile reason to remember.
BTW hope you have a wonderful birthday.

November 17, 2007 8:05 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

Thanks, Raggedy. I will claim to be a veteran (five years service, mostly peacetime) for this week.
I did drop my American Legion membership because I got disappointed with some of the things they were standing for.
I seem to feel you are a veteran also, is that correct?

November 17, 2007 8:09 PM  
Blogger mrhaney said...

thanks for that blog raggedy. as a vet i appreciate it very much. it must have taken quite a while to do. have a happy thanksgiving.

November 18, 2007 8:28 AM  
Blogger Walker said...

They should never forget who it takes to keep us safe at home and abroad.
Great post

November 18, 2007 2:06 PM  
Blogger Jamie Dawn said...

Give honor where honor is due.
Veterans are our treasures.
God bless them ALL.
God bless you for your service too!!

November 18, 2007 8:00 PM  

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