by dave childress
The eleventh day, eleventh month, and eleventh hour hold great meaning
The first Armistice Day in 1919 commemorated the end of the World War I and honored those who gave their lives in ‘the war to end all wars.’
IN 1954, Congress and President Eisenhower changed the name to Veterans Day and issued the following proclamation:
NOW, THEREFORE. I, DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER, President of the United States of America, do hereby call upon all of our citizens to observe Thursday, November 11, 1954 as Veterans Day. On that day let us solemly remember the sacrifices of all thse who fought so valiantly on the seas, in the air, and on foreign shores to preserve our heritage of freedom, and let us reconsecrate ourselves to the task of promoting an enduring peace so that their efforts shall not have been in vain.
Check the time, in about an hour ANOTHER veteran will commit suicide
We are in the middle of a veteran suicide epidemic. Women and men who fought so valiantly on the seas, in the air, and on foreign shores are struggling to find peace and wellness upon their return. Those connected to the proper resources are 70% less likely to take their lives than those who are not. However, because many Veterans live great distances from VA health centers, it’s difficult for them to connect to the system and thus for the US government to intervene and break this viscious cycle.
The Objective Zero Foundation is about to change the game
In the coming months, Objective Zero is launching a mobile app that instantly connects Veterans to wellness and suicide prevention resources and an on-demand nationwide peer support network of mental health professionals, concerned citizens, and fellow Veterans. Their mission: end the veteran suicide epidemic.
Their vision was inspired by personal experience.
Their story is REAL and it is POWERFUL.
This Veterans Day we are throwing our first annual Community Party in McKinley Park in Sacramento California. Our goal is solemly remember the sacrifices of those who fought valiantly and to do our small part to help them live peacefully upon their return home. We believe that the team at Objective Zero is on the cusp of creating positive change and we want to help them accomplish their mission.
If you live near Sacramento, mark your calendar: Saturday November 11th from 9 AM – 3 PM at McKinley Park.
It’s literally impossible to attend this party and not have fun. It’s a family focused event with an awesome lineup of fitness gurus, live music, local food, coffee, beer, wine, and cocktails, bounce houses, facepainters and special guests from the Sacramento Fire Department and Sacramento County sherrif’s department.
More details on our Veterans Day Community Party in McKinley Park: