On Wednesday, November 1, 2017, Donald Trump stated that November is National Veterans and Military Families Month. He stated that this is a time to honor military families and their loved ones. The White House released a statement saying that it is America’s patriotic duty to honor military families and veterans. They also stated that since November is a month that is dedicated to giving thanks, this is a perfect time to honor our veterans.
There are already several events that will take place this month. M Street Graduate Studious will have an exhibition called “Unsung Heroes: Do You Know Who I am?”. These exhibits will honor African-American Veterans. The exhibition will run from November 1 to November 18.
Lisa Daniels, who works at California State University in Fresno, will also host “Unsung Heroes.” A reception will be held on November 10, 2017 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuskegee airmen from the Sacramento will be honored on November 11, 2017.
The Friends of the African American Cementery will also be hosting a ceremony on November 4, 2017. It will take place at 10 a.m. The ceremony will honor veterans who have been buried in the cemetery. This ceremony has been held every year since 2010. The cemetery is located at 215 North Street, Rye, NY. There are 24 veterans who are buried at this cemetery.
President Donald Trump has declared November to be National Veterans and Military Families Month. With U.S. Armed Forces in conflicts across the globe, there is no better time to set aside than the month of Thanksgiving.
The declaration was made on November 1st, with the President stating in his proclamation: “Our veterans are our heroes. Our Armed Forces have preserved the security and freedom that allow us to flourish as a Nation.”
President Trump has expressed his respect and dedication to our armed forces on many occasions. And with this declaration, he has chosen to recognize and bring to the forefront issues facing our combat veterans at home.
The United States is currently in armed conflicts on two continents. This month is being set aside to honor them with ceremonies and thanking them for the service they have given the American people. Of the 16 million Americans who served in World War II, only half a million are still alive in 2017. This month is intended to be one not only of Thanksgiving but of remembrance and gratitude for these and all veterans of American conflicts.
This is the first time American veterans have been honored with a National Month. VA hospitals and facilities all over the country will be showing their appreciation all month and promoting programs aimed at improving the welfare of all veterans.