A public ceremony honoring and recognizing our community's servicemen and servicewomen will be held tomorrow, Friday, November 8, 2013, at 8:30 a.m. at the school circle.
The public is welcome and encouraged to attend along with all servicemen and women.
The official Veterans Day is Monday, November 11.
According to the US Department of Veterans Affairs,
"World War I – known at the time as 'The Great War' - officially ended
when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace
of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France. However, fighting
ceased seven months earlier when an armistice, or temporary cessation
of hostilities, between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect
on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. For that
reason, November 11, 1918, is generally regarded as the end of 'the war
to end all wars.'”
You can read more about the history of Veterans Day here: http://www.va.gov/opa/vetsday/vetdayhistory.asp.