Veterans' Day (November 11) - U.S.A.
In 1918, on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day in the eleventh month, the world rejoiced and celebrated. After four years of bitter war, an
armistice was signed. The "war to end all wars" was over.
November 11 was set aside as Armistice Day in the United States, to remember the sacrifices that men and women made during the war in
order to ensure a lasting peace. On Armistice Day, soldiers who survived the war marched in parades through their home towns. Politicians
and veteran officers gave speeches and held ceremonies of thanks for the peace they had won.
Congress voted Armistice Day a legal holiday in 1938, twenty years after the war ended. It is now called Veteran's Day.
On November 9, Wilcox F, kindergarten class of Punahou School in Honolulu, Hawaii, paid tribute to America's veterans. They sang a medley of George M. Cohan's songs "It's a Grand Old Flag" and "Yankee Doodle Dandy".
We are dedicating this contribution to Lt. Col. David C. Yorck USMC. Thank you for your services to our country.
Jonathan Yorck - Hawaii