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Young Family Funeral Homes Sponsor "Operation Sweaters for Veterans"
On November 11, 2009, Americans throughout the world commemorate Veterans Day, a day set aside to thank the nation's veterans for service given and sacrifices made to protect the freedoms of this great land. Young Family Funeral Homes have teamed up with Veterans & Family Memorial Care for "Operation Sweaters for Veterans", a unique way to honor these heroes. Beginning today through Veterans Day November 11th, Young Family Funeral Homes are collecting new or gently used sweaters and gloves to donate to veterans in VA hospitals or veterans who live in veterans homes.
Young Family Funeral Homes are proud to participate as being one of nearly 800 Exclusive Veterans & Family Memorial Care Providers in 45 states said Kathy Young, owner of Young Family Funeral Homes. "These distinguished members of our armed services made it possible for us to enjoy a lifestyle that is the envy of the rest of the world. It's difficult to imagine where we would be without their heroic efforts. We hope this small gesture of collecting sweaters and gloves for these veterans will help everyone remember the sacrifices they've made in the name of the United State of America.
The dates for the promotion have historic significance: November 11th is the anniversary of the Armistice signed in the Forest of Compiegne by the Allies and the Germans in 1918. At 5 a.m. on Monday, November 11, 1918, the Germans signed the Armistice, an order was issued for all firing to cease, bringing the hostilities of the First World War to an end. The day began with laying down of arms, blowing of whistles, impromptu parades, and the closing of places of business...just a few examples of the many joyous demonstrations throughout the world on this historic occasion. In November, 1919, President Woodrow Wilson issued his Armistice Day proclamation. The last paragraph set the tone for future observances: "To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country's service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nation."
Everyone in the community is invited to help Young Family Funeral Homes by donating sweaters. All you have to do is drop the sweaters and gloves at Young Family Funeral Home, 222 South State Street, Kendallville or Young Family Funeral Home, State Road 9 North, Wolcottville Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. New sweaters are great - but if you have a used sweater in good shape, bring that one in, too.
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