Vet’s Day Ceremony 11am on the 11th day, 11th month

By LAURA QUEZADA

News Review Staff Writer

The Veterans of Foreign Wars, Ship 4084 presents a Veterans Day Ceremony at 11am on November 11 at 117 N Alvord Street. This year’s speaker is Mark Storch, former Commander at NAWCWD & NAWS. The ceremony will be held outdoors, weather permitting. There will be a pot luck lunch following the ceremony. This year’s ceremony marks the 103rd anniversary of the end of World War I. The holiday started as a day to reflect upon the heroism of those who died in service during World War I. Until 1954 it was called Armistice Day to mark the day the end of World War I when the armistice was signed on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. The name changed to Veterans Day in order to honor all who gave their lives in service to our country.

News Review file photo: A veteran shares a quiet moment viewing the ‘Lloyd E Frost’ Ship 4084 monument with his grandson on Veteran’s Day.

Story First Published: 2021-10-29