Thursday, November 11, 2010

Military Holidays Highten Passion for Genealogy

Whether you win or lose, war has a tremendous impact on families and the generations that follow. While we all learn about wars in school, knowing that an ancestor was involved in a particular war, and their contribution and/or sacrifice for many is often a driving force behind starting a genealogical project.

Today is Veteran's Day in the United States and Remembrance Day in Canada, both holidays honoring those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their nations. Steve Johnson's article, "The History of Veterans Day", provides a great explanation of how the U. S. holiday was developed. Toby Shaw has an article, "Remembrance Day - History and Tradition", that sheds light on the Canadian holiday.

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