Paying Homage to Our Veterans

Please remember our veterans on their special day: Wednesday, November 11, 2009.

Please remember our veterans on their special day: Wednesday, November 11, 2009.

We will soon be celebrating Veteran’s Day. Wednesday, November 11, in fact. Just about everyone knows someone who is a veteran of military service. But do you know how Veteran’s Day came to be, and the original intention behind the designated day?

Initially called Armistice Day, it was to commemorate the temporary cease-fire between the Allies and Germany, which occurred on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of November in 1918. This eventually became a permanent truce at the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, officially ending World War I.

To pay homage to those who served and those who gave their lives to keep us safe and secure our freedoms, President Wilson called to cease all business for two minutes at 11:00 a.m. on November 11, 1919. He also encouraged the public to participate in parades and public meetings.

Eventually the recognized annual holiday was moved to Mondays, but more recently it was returned to its true day of significance, making November 11 the official holiday.

We encourage you to learn more about the history of Veteran’s Day by visiting any of the following links:

http://www.military.com/veteransday/History.htm

http://www.history.army.mil/faq/vetsday/vetshist.htm

http://www.history.com/content/veteransday

http://www1.va.gov/opa/vetsday/

To show our appreciation to those who have served in our military branches, Meyer Real Estate is inviting all veterans to relax at or near the beach between November 6 and November 15, 2009, while enjoying a $50 discount in addition to our already-reduced prices. The $50 discount is also applicable any time of year when no other special is being redeemed.

For anyone who wishes to join us in Gulf Shores, Fort Morgan, Orange Beach (Alabama) or Perdido Key (Florida) for Veteran’s Day or anytime through December 30, 2009, let us entice you with 50% savings on condos and 25% savings on houses at or near the Alabama/Florida beaches.

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