Happy Veterans Day!
Today, November 11, is Veterans Day in the U.S. It is also observed as Remembrance Day in other parts of the world. Let’s take a moment to reflect and honor the men and women who have served their country in the armed forces.
Originally, Veteran’s Day was proclaimed Armistice Day by U.S. President Woodrow Wilson on November 11, 1919, which marked the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I. After World War II, the holiday was renamed Veterans Day in honor of all veterans.
Below are some famous faces who are also military veterans. Be sure to check out our numerous projects dedicated to veterans of various wars throughout history.
Bill Cosby – In 1956, Bill Cosby joined the Navy and served served as a Hospital Corpsman for four years during the Korean War.
James Stewart – Stewart’s family had deep military roots. Both his grandfathers fought in the Civil War. Stewart flew 20 combat missions with the United States Air Force.
Elvis Presley – In 1958, the “King of Rock and Roll” was inducted into the U.S. Army as a private, where he served for two years.
Audie Murphy – Audie Murphy was the most decorated American soldier, receiving every U.S. medal available at the time. After the war, Murphy became a highly popular actor and starred as himself in the film, To Hell and Back.
Mel Brooks – He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and became a combat engineer. He took part in the Battle of the Bulge, clearing German mines after the battle.
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