President Eisenhower signing HR7786, changing Armistice Day to Veterans Day. From left: Alvin J. King, Wayne Richards, Arthur J. Connell, John T. Nation, Edward Rees, Richard L. Trombla, Howard W. Watts (courtesy of https://www.va.gov/opa/vetsday/vetdayhistory.asp)
You probably knew that Veterans Day began as Armistice Day to commemorate the ending of World War I and honor the veterans of that war. After the shock of World War I, the hope was for Americans to spend the day spreading peace and joy. However, after the tragedies of World War II, Armistice Day was renamed Veterans Day to honor all veterans from all wars. To learn more check out History.com's website at: http://www.history.com/topics/holidays/veterans-day-facts.
On this day, we encourage you to reach out to a veteran (still serving or retired) either in person, on the phone or via social media. Not sure what to do or say? Here is a list of ways to show your gratitude:
We at Starkey Law would like to thank all of our veterans both currently serving and retired. Your services past and present do not go unnoticed. With nine bases in Maryland your presence is felt throughout our state and your work is reflected throughout the world. We truly appreciate the career path you have chosen and the privileges you protect.
Below are a few local events celebrating Veterans Day:
On the Go to Vietnam and Korean Veterans Memorials
Location: Sunderland Park n Ride (View Map) Date: 11/11/2016 Start Time: 9:00 AM End Time: 1:00 PM (04:00 Duration)
Posted By: Robyn Truslow
9:00am -1:00pm. Spend part of Veterans Day visiting two of our beloved memorials in Washington, D.C. Board a motor coach at Sunderland Park n Ride, 9 am, returning there by 1 pm. Bus will then stop and pick up at Vietnam Veterans Memorial. You will have 3 hours to walk around the monuments. Korean Memorial is a healthy walk from Vietnam Memorial. Snacks (lunch) allowed on the bus and may be left on the bus. $16 nonrefundable registration. Must register in person. Rain or shine. 410-257-2411calvertlibrary.info
Veterans Day Ceremony
Location: Calvert County Courthouse, Prince Frederick (View Map) Date: 11/11/2016 Start Time: 10:30 AM End Time: 11:30 AM (01:00 Duration)
Posted By: American-Legion Auxiliary
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 11—Veterans Day Ceremony. Services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m.at the Calvert county Courthouse. An Open House will be held at the American Legion Post in Chesapeake Beach for the Public and Members. It will be hosted by the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 Commander Charles Choux. For more information call (301) 855-6466. All are welcome.
Veterans Day Ceremony La Plata
Location: 6330 N. Crain Highway, La Plata 20646 (View Map) Date: 11/11/2016 Start Time: 11:00 AM End Time: 12 Noon (01:00 Duration)
Posted By: Mary Hancock
American Legion Post 82 will hold a Veterans Appreciation Ceremony outside at the Memorial, weather permitting, at 11 a.m. All Veterans invited, and anyone wanting to honor Veterans. Light lunch to follow. Public Welcome!!! (Held inside if inclement weather.)
Veterans Day Ceremony 11:00 a.m. Open House to Follow (View Map)
Location: VFW 8810, 2310 Old Washington Rd (Rt 925) Waldorf Date: 11/11/2016 Start Time: 11:00 AM End Time: 3:00 PM (04:00 Duration)
Posted By: joseph raub
301-645-6331 VFW 8810 Ceremony at 11:00 a.m. on Parade Ground/Memorial Quarterdeck roadside Rt 925 Open house to follow with Burgers, Dogs, Salads. Beverages Happy Hour prices
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