Today is Veterans Day, and this morning there was a special live, "ThankYou Veterans" broadcast in SE Minnesota. People calling in to thank loved ones for serving, comments from Spotted In Rochester being shared, and a live performance of a very powerful song, fitting for this day.

Click Play to Hear the Veterans Day Show, Scroll to Watch Emily Perform Battleworn

James Rabe Emily Whitcomb Y105FM Studio 11-11-22 (James Rabe)
James Rabe Emily Whitcomb Y105FM Studio 11-11-22 (James Rabe)

Unfortunately, our music licensing agreement doesn't allow us to podcast the music portion of the show, and many veteran shoutouts ran from 8-9:30ish over music. I did my very best to fit as many in as I could. Thank you for sharing your loved ones and we thank them for their service.

4 Things You May Not Know About Veterans Day

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Info from

  1. There's no apostrophe. It's "Veterans Day," not "Veteran's Day." That may seem a little grammatically picky, but "The Department of Veterans Affairs notes that Veterans Day is a day for recognizing the veterans with us right now. "Veteran’s Day” with an apostrophe would instead be a day that belongs to veterans."
  2. Veterans Day used to be a Monday holiday, like all the Federal holidays. "But many states disagreed with the choice, especially since Veterans Day was designated as November 11 – 11th month, 11th day, 11th hour – for historic reasons." So in 1975 Congress and President Ford changed it back, and in 1978, Veterans Day was back to being celebrated on November 11.
  1. Until 1954 It Was Armistice Day. That's where the 11s comes in. Armistice Day recognized the armistice agreement that ended WWI on Nov. 11, 1918. But by 1954, we had two Wars to End All Wars, so they updated the name.
  2. Marines get two days of celebration. First, November 10 is the Marine Corps birthday, and with November 11 following closely every year, "Marines traditionally are given a 96-hour liberty to mark both holidays together – and recover from their service birthday festivities."
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If you're going out to thank someone for their service, run thru this list FIRST.

Veterans Day Discounts + Freebies in Southeast Minnesota

Veterans Day is Friday, November 11th. Many businesses say thank you to those who have served by offering discounts and freebies. Here are some that veterans and active military can take advantage of in southeast Minnesota.

As always, if you have a comment, complaint, or concern about something I wrote here, please let me know:

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