Dr. Greenberg & Vickie Greenberg Orthodontics, honoring our veterans

Happy Veteran’s Day! We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the veterans and those currently on active duty who have put their lives on the line for the freedoms we all enjoy.

In celebration of Veteran’s Day, Dr. Greenberg and our entire team at Pasadena’s Vickie Greenberg Orthodontics would like to share a few fun facts about our flag, our national holiday, and our country’s history!

-Veteran’s Day, a day that was originally called Armistice Day, is a time to thank and honor the men and women who have served in our military.

– President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the official legislation for Veteran’s Day on June 1, 1954, changing the name of the holiday from Armistice Day to Veteran’s Day

-There are 23.2 million veterans in the U.S.

-The flag was first approved by Congress on June 14, 1777

-Each of the flag’s colors signify different American values – red is for valor and zeal, white is for hope, purity, and cleanliness of life, and blue is for heaven, loyalty, sincerity, justice, and truth

-Research by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) helped develop the CAT Scan, the cardiac pacemaker, and the “Seattle Foot” to give those hurt the ability to run and jump

-When the flag is displayed next to another flag against a wall, the U.S. flag should be on its own right (on the left side when facing the wall).

-Veteran’s Day is often confused with Memorial Day. Memorial Day is a time for remembering and honoring the men and women who died while serving our country, or as a result of injuries that incurred in battle. Veteran’s Day honors and gives thanks to all veterans who served in our military.

-There are five states with over 1 million veterans in their population – California, Florida, Texas, New York and Pennsylvania.

Thanks again to our veterans! We are so thankful for all who have and are currently serving in the U.S. and abroad.

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