Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Veterans Day

Please note that in observance of Veterans Day, the Jennie Woodworth Library is closed.

In the United States of America, Veterans Day is observed on November 11th. This day is held to honor military veterans that have served specifically in the United States Armed Forces.

Honoring all who have served this Veteran's Day

Veterans Day coincides with Armistice Day and Remembrance Day. Armistice Day is  to mark the armistice signed between the Allies of World War I and Germany at Compi├Ęgne, France at 5:45 am, for the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front of World War I, which took effect at eleven o'clock in the morning—the "eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month" of 1918. Remembrance Day (sometimes known informally as Poppy Day owing to the tradition of the remembrance poppy) is a memorial day observed in Commonwealth member states since the end of the First World War to remember the members of their armed forces who have died in the line of duty. It was inaugurated by King George V in 1919.

Once we see that November 11th is a honored day and why, we can understand why many of the observances are for all military active, inactive, or no longer with us.

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