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By Bill Stevenson
Gazette Editor 

Thank you, veterans

 

November 4, 2021

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Thank you, veterans.

It's that simple.

Nov. 11 is Veterans Day and a time to thank everyone still alive for serving our country in a war.

We will honor our dead soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines on Memorial Day, which is May 30 next year.

The federal holiday began in November of 1919 as President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed Armistice Day.

The fighting in World War I, "the war to end all wars," stopped in the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month – Nov. 11. The war actually ended on June 28, 1919, with the Treaty of Versailles.

Like Congress today, the Legislature t...



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