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Thank a Veteran On 11/11/11

November 07, 2011

Veterans Day is an annual U.S. holiday that falls on November 11th every year, regardless of the day of the week. It is a day set aside to honor military veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good. 

Veterans Day was first commemorated by President Woodrow Wilson on November 11, 1919, one year after the fighting ceased in World War I as a way to honor those who had lost their lives in that war. In 1938, it became a legal holiday called "Armistice Day," and later became a holiday to honor all veterans of the military. This day is also celebrated in other parts of the world around November 11th, and is called "Armistice Day," "Remembrance Day," and "Poppy Day." 

If you are a veteran, you might consider wearing something (a flag pin, shirt, hat, etc.) this Veterans Day so we can all thank you for your service. If you’re not a veteran, fly a flag or take the opportunity to thank a veteran. I’d like to give a special thank-you to all my family members who have been in the military (husband, nephews, cousin), and I hope you’ll show your appreciation to all those who have served as well.

Veterans Day is a national holiday and many government offices are closed, but MCPL will be open that day. 

Lori G.
Colbern Road Branch

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