Published: Sun, November 12, 2017
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

The history of Veterans Day

The history of Veterans Day

" Greene County and American Legion Post 128 observe Veterans Day with a ceremony at 11 a.m.at the General District Courthouse, 85 Stanard St.in Stanardsville". 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.

About 9 million military troops were killed during the "war to end all wars" from 1914-1918.

The holiday is celebrated every year on November 11 to commemorate the armistice that ended World War I. As History.com notes, the holiday stared as "Armistice Day", which was first celebrated on November 11, 1919, a year after the war ended. Veterans Day, though, is not just a time to remember.

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Wilson was marking the first anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I. The day was meant to celebrate peace, and to honor WWI veterans.

Of the 16 million Americans who served during World War II, about 558,000 are still alive. A war that had required the greatest mobilization of soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen in the Nation's history.

Help by supporting local veterans organizations, which provide tremendous support for and advocacy on behalf of veterans. In this 99th year of commemoration, the Department of Veterans Affairs is broadening that tradition of observance and appreciation to include both Veterans and Military Families for the entire month of November. It was thought that these extended weekends would encourage travel, recreational and cultural activities and stimulate greater industrial and commercial production.

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"Love and gratitude to our veterans on [Veterans Day]". This action supported the desires of the overwhelming majority of state legislatures, all major veterans' service organizations and the American people. The first Veterans Day under the new law was Monday, October 25, 1971; confusion ensued, as many states disapproved of this change, and continued to observe the holiday on its original date. It especially is a day to thank living veterans who served their country honorably during war or peacetime.

DWTS host Tom Bergeron also took part, posting a link to the USO, providing fans with a way to give back to veterans. In the U.K., Canada and other Commonwealth countries, Veterans Day is also known as Remembrance Day.

Tributes and treats for veterans will be available at the Veteran's Memorial Park on Bay Street at the end of the parade. "We have much to thank them for and for this reason above the rest, we salute our Korean War veterans".

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