Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938. Veterans Day is not to be confused with Memorial Day–a common misunderstanding, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Memorial Day (the fourth Monday in May) honors American service members who died in service to their country or as a result of injuries incurred during battle, while Veterans Day pays tribute to all American veterans–living or dead–but especially gives thanks to living veterans who served their country honorably during war or peacetime.
POC: Kristin Miller
When: November 11th
Time: 9:00 AM – 11:00 Am
Agenda: In honor of our Veterans in Rolling Greens we will be having a celebratory breakfast and show in the Auditorium. This event is free! We need your veteran’s pictures. Bring a picture of yourself, or a loved one to add to the slideshow. Come see Kristin in the Community Center!