VETERANS DAY 11-11-11
While Veterans Day is not usually celebrated with parades, fireworks, barbeques or a ride to the beach, it is nevertheless an important holiday. It is the one day of the year that Americans from all walks of life, from every corner of our nation, who hold different political beliefs and worship different Gods are RECOGNIZED AND HONORED for wearing the uniform of our country.
Sponsored by the American Legion Riders (Post 371): Each year, on November 11, in partnership with the Voorhees Applebees, members of Post 371 form a "Flag Line" to honor and salute veterans. Regardless of weather, we are out there from 11am to 4pm greeting veterans from different eras and all armed services.
At 4pm, our Chaplain, with other members of the executive board, conducts a ceremony at the post honoring all those who served and remembering those who cannot be with us. Afterward a buffet dinner is served as a small thank you to our veterans.
On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918 an armistice between Germany and the Allied nations came into effect ceasing all hostilities which led to the end of WWI.
November 11 became a legal holiday, known as Armistice Day, honoring the veterans of World War 1. After World War II and the Korea War, the American Legion urged Congress to change the word "Armistice" to "Veterans." In 1954, November 11 became a day to honor all American veterans, where ever and whenever they had served.