Thursday, November 11, 2010

The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month...

Today is Veterans Day, a day set aside on November 11th of each year to recognize the veterans who have served our nation and defended our liberty.

It began as Armistice Day, an observation of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I, the first "war to end all wars." The truce ending the fighting took effect at 11 a.m. on November 11, 1918, literally the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.

To help remember the veterans of Jackson County who have served their country over the years, the Blue Springs Society of the Children of the American Revolution (C.A.R.) placed United States flags on the graves of veterans at St. Luke's Episcopal Church this week. The cemetery is the resting place of nearly 50 known veterans who served from the War of 1812 through the modern era.

The flags will be saved so the veterans can be honored again next Memorial Day. Here are some photos I took today that you might enjoy:

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