Thanks to those who have served!
Happy Veteran’s Day to all those who have served & who continue to serve our country in the Armed Forces. We are blessed to live in a land where we are ensured the right to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. God Bless our troops for preserving that right.
So where did Veteran’s Day come from and why do we celebrate it? I had to take to the Internet to get an “official” answer and found many answers. According to Military.com, Veteran’s Day was first known as Armistice Day and was declared a legal holiday in 1938 to honor the end of World War I. The day was “dedicated to the cause of world peace.” In 1954, following World War II and Korea, many veterans organizations urged Congress to change the name, and on June 1, 1954, legislation was passed to change the name to Veterans Day to honor American veterans of all wars.
At Assisting Hands, we’re proud to serve our veterans by being a service provider with the Veteran’s Administration under their Homemaker/Home Health Aide program that allows veterans the choice to stay home and receive personal care services in lieu of having to move into a retirement community.
Michelle Rossi, RN, our nurse is spending the day visiting veterans and delivering treats. Thanks to Krispy Kreme on 4th Street in St. Pete for donating free patriotic donuts to our veterans today. Michelle picked up a big bag and has been out delivering. I visited with a couple other vets, delivering American flag balloons and apple pie. One veteran invited me to stay for lunch and we made a great American treat, Grilled Cheese Sandwiches. He was grinning ear to ear. Made me so proud to be an American.
What have you done today to recognize our heroes? If you haven’t had a chance, do it now. A hug, a smile, a salute. That’s all it takes. These men and women preserved our right to vote and to speak freely. Thank them for keeping American the land of the free and the home of the brave. God Bless America and all those men and women who serve.