In the US, today is the 91st anniversary of Veterans Day. Many countries around the world have similar remembrances; although they may call the day something slightly different. Here, it started as Armistice day to commemorate the end of WWI. According to Wikipedia, today was chosen as “major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 with the German signing of the Armistice.”
Paying respect to both those who have died in service to the US Armed Forces, as well as those that have served (that addition was made by Eisenhower in 1954), is personal for me. I’m a Navy brat. I grew up on bases around this country. My father was a decorated Navy officer who served for 27 years through 3 wars. Six of my uncles and one of my aunts also served in the US Armed Forces. My father is now laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery.
In remembrance of this day, we here at watch.tv, salute American’s Veterans by highlighting this site: USVets.tv. It’s an interesting example of a way to pull together videos from around the web, under a common theme, and with a .tv, to create a specialized TV channel on the Internet. Take a look for yourself to see the real power that video holds in expressing emotion and meaning.
Thanks to all the Veterans!