Veterans Day is a special holiday for our nation. It is next Thursday, November 11, and here at Q. Contrary I plan to celebrate it in a “red, white and blue” way. I’ve thought about how I, as a small business owner, can give thanks to all those veterans and active military who have given so much to all of us by protecting our freedoms and our country. First, however, I want to give you a brief history of the day, much of which, I didn’t know until I did some research so, I thought I’d share it with you.
World War I ended in June 1919 when the Treaty of Versailles was signed. However, fighting ceased seven months earlier when an armistice was signed between the Allied Forces and Germany. It went into effect on “the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, November 11, 1918. In 1926 in America, it received its official name, Armistice Day, through a Congressional Resolution. It became an official national holiday 12 years later, in 1938, by a similar Congressional action. After World War II, to include all veterans of foreign wars, Congress passed a bill that President Eisenhower signed in 1954 changing the official name from Armistice Day to Veterans Day. It is officially celebrated at the Tomb of the Unknown soldier every year at 11 AM on November 11, and throughout the country it is celebrated in small towns and large cities with parades honoring America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good of us all.
So how can a small menswear designer with a boutique shop in Phoenix, AZ celebrate Veterans Day? Well, with a special red, white and blue promotion of 20% off in store. Just come into the store and show me your driver’s license (newer ones show veteran status), your veteran’s card, or your active military card. If you’re shopping at my online store, just scan a copy of one of the cards mentioned above and email it to me with your order.
I want to make this day a real “red, white and blue” day so I’m featuring some of my best red, white and blue items. They include polos in red, white and blue, shirts in white and blue, and pants, jeans and shorts in blue. You’ll look just as good in my clothing as you did or do in your uniform. Hope to see you on November 11. I’m Mary from Q. Contrary, and a big supporter of America’s military.