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A day for veterans

At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1914, World War I ended. This day originally was called Armistice Day and was intended to honor veterans of the First World War.

In 1954, Congress changed the name to Veterans Day and it became a day to honor all American veterans of all wars. It is the perfect opportunity to show our veterans and our active military how much we appreciate what they have done for us.

So, on Tuesday, Nov. 11, we can express our gratitude with a heartfelt thank you, a hearty handshake or even a hug for our favorite veteran. Thank you, veterans.

Cindy Grau

Lower Burrell

The writer is president of VFW Auxiliary 92.


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