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Tell Us About Your Favorite Veteran

Share a picture and story about your favorite veteran this Veterans Day.

Have a favorite story about your favorite veteran you want to share? We want to hear all about it.

Upload a picture and caption here on Patch about a fond story you remember about that special veteran that was in your life. Throughout Veterans Day, you can check back to see pictures and read stories from others.

Veterans Day was first celebrated as Armistice Day in November 1919, when President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed it a holiday, saying "to us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations."

It became a legal holiday in 1938.

To share your favorite veteran's story, leave a comment or upload a photo.

Erica R. Hendry November 17, 2012 at 05:58 PM
Sharon, thank you for sharing your photo! What a great memory

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