Monday, November 11, 2013

Greeting Card Campaign: 11-11 Veteran's Day

Click here to download Veteran's Day card.
Today is Veteran's Day.  Originally Armistice Day marking the cessation of hostilities at the end of World War I. The Treaty of Versailles wasn't signed until June 28, 1919, seven months later, but November 11 is generally seen as the end of the war. Two years later, Woodrow Wilson President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as Armistice Day to celebrate those who fought during the war.

The original idea was that Armistice Day should be celebrated with parades and public meetings and a brief suspension of business beginning at 11:00 a.m. Congress passed an act making Armistice day official in 1938. The act was modified by Congress in 1954 after WWII and the Korean Conflict and renamed Veteran's Day. Since then, Veteran's Day has become a federal holiday with government offices, schools and such closing their doors for a three day weekend.

The ceremonies continue as they should, but now include a salute to veterans from every war in which Americans have fought.  Send this Veteran's Day Card to your loved one to remind them of the gratitude we owe our veterans and, if she is a veteran or serves veterans in some capacity, to thank her for her service as well. Just click on the caption below the picture of the soldier.  The link will take you to a pdf file in Google Docs.  Download the file. Don't try to print the file from within Google Docs. I use a lot of fonts and Google Docs doesn't seem to like them very much.  Instead, click on "File" in the upper left corner, then select "download" and copy the file to your own computer. Open it with Adobe PDF Reader or whatever PDF reader you prefer.  Print the card from there and it should be fine.

This is a side fold card, so when you print it, be sure to select "landscape" and if you have two-sided printing, choose "flip on the short side" so that the inside of the card is the same way up as the outside.

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