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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Giving Honor, Respect to Our Veterans

Dear RMEF Family,

Veterans Day is a special day. But I believe it to be more than that—even a sacred day.

Veterans Day always falls on November 11 for a specific reason. It was historically established to observe the end of World War I which formally ended on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 when the armistice with Germany took effect.

On October 12, 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed an executive order declaring the first Veterans Day Proclamation. It stated, in part:

“I also direct the appropriate officials of the Government to arrange for the display of the flag of the United States on all public buildings on Veterans Day. In order to insure proper and widespread observance of this anniversary, all veterans, all veterans' organizations, and the entire citizenry will wish to join hands in the common purpose.”
Veterans Day recognizes and honors America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.

There is no group of Americans more special among us than our veterans. Their sacrifices are many. They spend time away from their loved ones and often put their lives on the line to defend and protect the freedoms we enjoy. To all of them and all of you, including many who are family members, friends, RMEF volunteers, staffers and members, we say a humble and sincere “thank you” for your dedication and service on behalf of our great nation.


David Allen
RMEF President and CEO

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