Today, November 11th, we honor America's veterans. Veterans Day, previously known as Armistice Day, marked the end of WWI. The armistice was signed between the Allies of WWI and Germany in France on the "eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month" in 1918. America has gone to war many times since WWI, and America's finest have always answered the call to duty, honor and country. It is today that we remember America's past and present veterans. They are the safeguards of liberty and freedom. America's service members are a cut above the rest and we will always support them.
Congressman Poe and Frank Buckles, America's last doughboy. At 110, he was the oldest living American WWI veteran.
Congressman Poe and his father, US Army WWII veteran TSgt Virgil Poe.
Congressman Poe visits with Combat Marine Outdoors.
Congressman Poe with Iraq War Veteran, Dustin Flemming.
Today, on the 11th day of the 11th month, America should fly the flag, be proud of our glorious heritage and give praise to veterans who went to places they had never seen and fought for people they didn't know to spread the doctrine of liberty and freedom. For the sacrifices our veterans have made and are currently making-- America will be eternally grateful. May God continue to bless America.
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GOD and TEXAS,
Member of Congress
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