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Our veterans should be recognized all year round

Guest Column Each year on Nov. 11 we commemorate Veterans Day. This originates from the armistice that ended World War I which occurred at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11, 1918. In 1919, President Woodrow Wilson designated Nov. 11 as Armistice Day to honor the veterans who fought in the Great War. After WWII and the Korean War, at the urging of veterans service organizations, Congress amended the commemoration by changing the word “armistice” to “veterans”. The legislation was signed by President Dwight E. Eisenhower on June 1, 1954 changing Armistice Day to Veterans Day to honor all American veterans. November 11 marks a ...

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