“On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, was declared between the Allied nations and Germany in the First World War, then known as “the Great War.” Commemorated as Armistice Day beginning the following year, November 11th became a legal federal holiday in the United States in 1938. In the aftermath of World War II and the Korean War, Armistice Day became Veterans Day, a holiday dedicated to American veterans of all wars.”
All week, students around Henderson County have been honoring veterans. Today, South and North Middle Schools will have assemblies to welcome and honor veterans. I’m glad to live in a community that takes the time to teach our students to be thankful and honor those who have served our country in war-time and peace-time.
May we find ourselves in peace-time again very soon.