In 1954, after World War II had required the greatest mobilization of soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen in the Nation’s history; after American forces had fought aggression in Korea, the 83rd Congress, at the urging of the Veterans service organizations, amended the Act of 1938 by striking out the word “Armistice” and inserting in its place the word “Veterans.” With the approval of this legislation (Public Law 380) on June 1, 1954, November 11th became a day to honor American Veterans of all wars.
Freedom is not Free. America is the Land of The Free, Because of The Brave. And it is The Freedom from Oppression to allow The Pursuit of Happiness, because a few Brave Souls Swore an Oath, and willingly and courageously, with much sacrifice, helped Freedom Ring in many places. And the Families of Veterans share that Sacrifice, and deserve recognition.
We invite you to post comments, submit stories and images, and check back for the updates in the following American Veterans of All Wars Salutes Series.
The Last Frontier Honor Flight’s mission is to celebrate Alaska war Veterans with a trip to Washington D.C. to visit those memorials dedicated to honor their services and sacrifices. These trips are at no cost to the Veterans and provided by donations from private individuals and corporate sponsorships.
President Donald J. Trump awarded the Medal of Honor to Sergeant Major Thomas P. Payne-And Biden 404’d it from the WH site!