July 26, 2014

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Tribute to an American hero, Alvin York, on Armistice Day or as we now know it, Veterans Day

By Wilma Bonar

We commend the soldiers who are fighting in the Middle East and serving in other places across the globe and give tribute to the veterans who have fought and died for the good of our country. If not for them, we could be living under some other form of government. May God watch over them and bless them and their families.

Veteran's Day was originally known as Armistice Day.  It was designated as a national holiday between Great Britain, France, and the United States after the cessation of World War I (November 11, 1918). After World War II, England proclaimed the Sunday nearest to November 11 as a day of tribute to the dead of World Wars I and II. The President of the United States signed a bill re-designating the holiday as Veterans Day on June 1, 1954.