Veteran Day Celebration at the Senior Center

Veteran Day Celebration at the Senior Center

On November 10, 2022, from 9:00 am to 11:00 am, there will be a celebration to honor our Veteran’s and their families. The morning will start with refreshments, vendors will be present with giveaways and prizes, a Veteran poem by Tom Basgall and a remembrance walk around the building.

Senior Services
245 N 9th Street
Salina, KS 67401

We honor our Veteran’s to thank them for their service to our country.  Most of the freedom we have wouldn’t be ours if it wasn’t for the men and women who have devoted their lives to make America what it is.

What Exactly is Veteran’s Day?

Veterans Day was originally called “Armistice Day” and has always been celebrated on Nov. 11. This is to commemorate the first anniversary of the end of World War I which ended Nov. 11, 1919. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938.

What’s the Difference Between Veteran’s Day and Memorial Day?

Memorial Day (the fourth Monday in May) honors American service members who died in service to their country or as a result of injuries incurred during battle, while Veterans Day pays tribute to all American veterans–living or dead–but especially gives thanks to living veterans who served their country honorably during war or peacetime.

Veteran’s Day Trivia:

·     In 1954, President Eisenhower officially changed the name of the holiday from Armistice Day to Veterans Day.

·     In 1968, the Uniform Holidays Bill was passed by Congress, which moved the celebration of Veterans Day to the fourth Monday in October. The law went into effect in 1971, but in 1975 President Ford returned Veterans Day to November 11, due to the important historical significance of the date.

·     Britain, France, Australia, and Canada also commemorate the veterans of World Wars I and II on or near November 11th: Canada has Remembrance Day, while Britain has Remembrance Sunday (the second Sunday of November). In Europe, Britain, and the Commonwealth countries, it is common to observe two minutes of silence at 11 a.m. every November 11.

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