As the story goes, Colonel John A. Logan was in combat during the Civil War when he issued order number 11, which called for honoring fallen servicemen in the various states and asked people to bring flowers to their graves wherever they were found.
In the first year of this century, what has been described as the deadliest attack in human history occurred on the unforgettable morning of September 11. A media transmission and almost in real-time reported on the four commercial planes that were hijacked and diverted from their routes to go to specific targets, in actions that were described as terrorist.
One year after the national celebration of Mother’s Day in the United States, in 1909, a woman named Sonora Smart Dodd listened to the tribute speech and thought that fathers also deserved an equal celebration. She came from a family in which she and her five siblings had been cared for by their father, when her mother died giving birth to her last child. Widower William Jackson Smart, a Civil War veteran, dedicated himself to raising his children with the help of his 16-year-old daughter Sonora.
Veterans Day is one of the most special celebrations in the United States. Every November 11, those people who are still alive and who gave their service in the various wars in the world where the US Army was present are honored. It is a different celebration of Memorial Day, which occurs on the last Monday in May and remembers those who sadly died in combat for the defense of their country.