Observing Veterans Day 2021

Veterans Day is the United States public holiday observed annually on November 11 that honors all those who served in the United States Armed Forces.

My dad was a proud veteran who served not only in World War II but the Korean War as well. He left active service as a Major in the Air Force.

The focus of Veterans Day is often confused with Memorial Day, a U.S. public holiday in May.

Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans, while Memorial Day honors those who died while in military service.

 

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“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” which kept U.S. LGBT soldiers from openly serving in the military was officially repealed on September 20, 2011, making this the 9th Veterans Day that openly LGB American military members can celebrate with their loved ones.

Thanks to then-President Obama and President Joe Biden for moving us closer to equality and allowing proud LGBT Americans to protect the country they love.

Deep thanks to all who serve, both past and present, to protect the United States.

 

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