Category Archives: National Veterans Day Founding

Jeopardy TV: Father of Veterans Day

Two organizations known for vetting before they honor someone or use in a broadcast–the Reagan White House and the Jeopardy Television program, both, call Raymond Weeks of Birmingham the “Father of Veterans Day.” You can see the clip (1 minute) … Continue reading

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7 Facts about America's Veterans Day starting in Birmingham, Alabama November 11, 1947

1945: WWII ended. As November 11 approached, many thought Armistice Day (1918) should change to honor veterans of all wars, not just WWI. 1946: Raymond Weeks of Alabama took action, leading a delegation to the Pentagon and gaining support from … Continue reading

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Patriot in Action: Founder of America’s Veterans Day

Raymond Weeks of Alabama / Founder of America’s Veterans Day A patriot in action feels patriotism and also takes action to serve, to lead, to make a difference for country. She sometimes sees a wrong that needs to be corrected; … Continue reading

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