Veterans Day honors all of those who have served the country in war or peace, although it’s largely intended to thank living veterans for their sacrifices. It was originally called Armistice Day, commemorating the end of World War I.
Here’s where you can really appreciate the sacrifices:
Memorial Day – a day on which those who died in active military service are remembered, traditionally observed on May 30 but now officially observed on the last Monday in May.
Join the local livestream tribute beginning at 9:00am Monday of four events at San Diego’s most iconic locations including Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery, Mt. Soledad National Memorial, Miramar National Cemetery, and the USS Midway Museum:
This guy got a better angle:
Here is their takeoff – the pilot keeps his eye on the leader:
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Nice L.A. helicopter view here:
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A great acknowledgement of our responders!
But the Thunderbirds in San Diego, a Navy town? I wonder how the Miramar Marines feel about that – hopefully they will be included in the mix too.
You’ll be able to see highlights here tomorrow. Hat tip to Peter and Nancy who both sent this in!
Get your quarantine started today with takeoffs and landings aboard the USS Enterprise:
New in-flight video published this month is about as close as it gets to being in the cockpit!
Veterans Day is a federal holiday in the United States observed annually on November 11th, for honoring military veterans, that is, persons who have honorably served in the United States Armed Forces. It coincides with other holidays including Armistice Day and Remembrance Day which are celebrated in other countries that mark the anniversary of the end of World War I. Major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, when the Armistice with Germany went into effect.
Veterans Day is distinct from 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 have died while in military service. There is another military holiday, Armed Forces Day, a U.S. remembrance that also occurs in May, which honors those currently serving in the U.S. military.
The least we can do is buy you lunch:
A solemn look at one man’s full journey: