A local Veterans Day Service will be held at 11 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial Bridge in North Veterans Memorial Park Monday.
Veterans Day is a federal holiday set aside to honor military veterans of the various armed services. The holiday occurs on Nov. 11 each year unless the day falls on a weekend, at which time it is held on an adjacent weekday.
The holiday has had a number of monikers through the years, Armistice Day and Remembrance Day prior to its current name. Veterans Day was established as a means to remember the end of World War I which officially ended on the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. Then President Woodrow Wilson established the day to remember soldiers that fought in the First World War.
“Veterans Day is set aside to honor American service men and women that lost their lives and those still living,” Sgt. Major Bob Brown (USMC retired) said.
By being a federal holiday, a number of offices will be closed and services disrupted for 24-hours.
Banks, libraries and local town halls will be closed; there will also be no postal delivery Monday. Locally, the city street department will be closed and normal trash Monday trash pickup will be delayed a day with the street department combining Monday and Tuesday’s collections.
Contact: Frank Denzler @ 765.932.2222 x106.