Happy Veterans Day From PowerPortal !
Later this week at PowerPortal, we will join the nation in honoring America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for our Freedom. We appreciate all those who have served and all those who continue to serve so we can enjoy this great country and the freedoms it provides. We Salute You!
This video is a terrific tribute to the brave men and women that keep us safe.
Veterans Day Facts From The History Channel
- In 1954, President Eisenhower officially changed the name of the holiday from Armistice Day to Veterans Day.
- In 1968, the Uniform Holidays Bill was passed by Congress, which moved the celebration of Veterans Day to the fourth Monday in October. The law went into effect in 1971, but in 1975 President Ford returned Veterans Day to November 11, due to the important historical significance of the date.
- Britain, France, Australia and Canada also commemorate the veterans of World Wars I and II on or near November 11th: Canada has Remembrance Day, while Britain has Remembrance Sunday (the second Sunday of November). In Europe, Britain and the Commonwealth countries it is common to observe two minutes of silence at 11 a.m. every November 11.