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The Patriot Guard Riders

Patriot Guard Riders in Valencia

As Veterans Day approaches, we begin to reflect on all of those who have served in the armed forces. People who serve in the military are men and women who are willing to risk everything they have to keep their country safe. It is thanks to these amazing people, that we are able to have the lives that we do here in America.

One group in particular, understands and respects the sacrifices that our servicemen and women are making every single day. This group is called the Patriot Guard Riders and when a member of the armed forces, or a first responder, gives the ultimate sacrifice, these people will be there to show their respect to the fallen hero.

The Patriot Guard Riders never seek to cause problems. They attend the funerals of fallen heroes as invited guests...

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A Brief History of Veterans Day

Veterans Day in Palmdale

Veterans Day is held on November 11th, and that date is fast approaching. For many, it is just another opportunity to go out and party. These people often times fail to realize the significance of the holiday. It is far more than an excuse to get an extra day off from work or to go out and drink too much.

Veterans Day is a day to honor all military veterans who have ever served in the armed forces. This is not to be confused with Memorial Day, which is day meant to honor those who died while serving in the armed forces.

Veterans Day was officially made into a national holiday on May 26th, 1954 when President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the bill into law. The bill to establish Veterans Day as a national holiday was proposed by Ed Rees, a US Representative from Kansas.

Before Veterans Da...

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