17 October 2008

Veterans Day and Veterans Pride

Veterans Day (11 Nov) is only a little over three weeks away. ZUI this page from the US Department of Veterans Affairs, on the Veterans Pride Initiative. To quote from the site's FAQ:
Q. What is the Veterans Pride Initiative?

A. The Veterans Pride Initiative encourages America’s veterans to wear their medals or miniature replicas on civilian attire on patriotic national holidays. It is derived from an Australia and New Zealand tradition of wearing medals at ceremonies and marches on April 25, ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) Day.

Q. On what holidays does this initiative recommend veterans wear their medals?

A. It encourages veterans to wear decorations on Veterans Day, Memorial Day and the Fourth of July.

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