Beacon of Hope – National Veterans Awareness Week
Senate Resolution 357, passed on Oct 26, 2007, designates November 11 to November 17 as “National Veterans Awareness Week” to honor and remember the sacrifices of the men and women who have served in the Armed Forces in all wars.
Currently, America’s Armed Forces are raising our flag around the world from Afghanistan and Iraq to Bosnia and Lebanon and standing brave to threats to the United States and protecting the liberty of everyone.
From November 22, 1886 to March 01, 1902, America’s Beacon of Hope, the Statue of Liberty, was an Active Working Lighthouse enlightening the entrance to the Liberty of the New World!
Surprisingly, America’s Beacon of Hope has been dark for the past 105 years!
Perhaps, Senator Joseph Biden, a sponsor of Senate Resolution 357, could sponsor another resolution to Light up Congress to re-light the Statute of Liberty as an active Beacon of Hope?
The annual re-lighting of the Statute of Liberty Lighthouse on Veterans Day and National Veterans Awareness Week may inspire the students of freedom to learn their lessons of liberty and honor every service man and women as national liberty heroes who serve under adverse conditions and with great valor to protect everyone living in the land of liberty by shining a Beacon of Hope to the entire world!
For more information about the Beacon of Hope, please click on the photo of this post.
For a Map Location, please visit the Google Map of the Statue of Liberty Lighthouse.
Summary of Veterans Day:
On November 11, 1918, the Armistice was signed on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month to end “the war to end all wars,” better known as World War I.
Armistice Day became a legal national holiday on November 11, 1938 after the Act was approved as 52 Stat. 351 on May 13, 1938. Later, Congress changed the name of the holiday to Veterans Day on June 1, 1954 to honor veterans who served in all wars.