Veterans Day 2022

World War I officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France.

However, fighting had actually ended seven months earlier when an armistice — or temporary cessation of hostilities — between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.

VA Vets Day 2022 poster

For that reason, the Department of Veterans Affairs explains, Nov. 11, 1918, is generally regarded as the end of “the war to end all wars.” A frightfully miscalculated claim — as we have unfortunately come to realize.

Even with the passing of the PACT Act we are still in the Upside Down. The pressure needs to stay on to generate as much heat to keep the phones going — because what we need to do is make sure that they know that the shaming will be relentless, tenacious, and unending.

delay, deny, hope you die

Our protests are not going away. We are going to keep making phone calls. The US government is going to have to answer to its people. Politicians and elected officials will have to reply to our emails.

Not from just anybody — from constituents. The people who live in their district — those saying, “I voted for you, what are you doing?”

Vets Day quote

Veterans Day continues to be observed on November 11, regardless of what day of the week it falls. According to the VA, it not only preserves the historical significance of the date but helps focus attention on the important purpose of Veterans Day — a celebration to honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.

On Veterans Day we are reminded that just because a soldier returns from a war doesn’t mean the battles are over.

the fight to pass the PACT Act

Spread Awareness of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. We lose approximately 22 Veterans a day to PTSD. More needs to be done to help Veterans in need.

The US Department of Veteran Affairs has 24/7 support for veterans and their families — dial 988 and press 1, or text 838255.

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Bhakti Issa Urra

canvassing consciousness, constantly curious — ever challenged & changed