Posted by Rick Taylor on Nov 05, 2018
Per the United States Census Bureau:
Veterans day originated as "Armistice Day" on November 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and November 11th became a national holiday beginning in 1938. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed legislation in 1954 to change the name to Veterans Day as a way to honor those who served in all American wars. The day honors military veterans with parades and speeches across the nation. A national ceremony takes place at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.
THANK YOU to those Canton Rotarians who have served in the U.S. Military. Recognition for these members will be held during the November 9th meeting.