With Monday, Nov. 12, being Veterans Day, we here at the Daily News wish to honor and remember those who have so heroically defended this country.
From today until Friday at 10 p.m., everyone is invited to send photos, information, columns and so on, of both active and non-active persons who have served in the military, to the Daily News.
You may either stop by the Daily News’ office on Second Avenue in Williamson or email items to firstname.lastname@example.org. Items that are brought in can be picked back up at a later date. For more information, call (304) 235-4242 Ext. 16.
All this leads to the Sunday, Nov. 11, edition of the Daily News, where we will give a memorial to those who have served this country.
Typically, Veterans Day is observed on Nov. 11, but if the day falls on a Sunday, the following Monday is designated for holiday leave. This year, Veterans Day falls on a Sunday, so Monday is considered a federal holiday.
Veterans Day is not only celebrated in America, but also as Armistice Day, or Remembrance Day, in other parts of the world. Nov. 11 is the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I.
President Woodrow Wilson first proclaimed an Armistice Day for Nov. 11, 1919. In regards to the holiday, Wilson said:
“To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations.”