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Everyone is invited to join the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), the Disabled Veterans of American (DAV), the Utah National Guard and the Elks’ Lodge, all of Price, Utah, as they host a Veterans Day of Recognition.
At 10:30 a.m., a short walk (parade), for all service members and veterans, whether or not a member of the above organizations, will proceed along Main Street, from 3rd East to 1st East. At 11 a.m., a brief ceremony at the Peace Gardens will celebrate and honor service members and veterans, including an Honor Guard’s rifle volleys.
At 12 p.m., the Elks Lodge will host an open house, providing light refreshments for all veterans and immediate family. Please come and thank the Veterans for their service commitments. All service members and veterans are encouraged to wear their service uniform or that of your veteran service organization. Point of contact: David Jelin, Commander, American Legion Post 3, at (435) 609-8765.
The Great War’s (WWI’s) armistice was signed in the early hours on the morning of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, with “…cessation of hostilities…[to] cease at 11 am on all fronts…” A peace treaty did not come until the next year. President Wilson addressed the nation on the first Armistice Day, November 11th, 1919, to recall when arms were laid down. Armistice Day (called Remembrance Day in allied nations) was name changed in the USA to Veterans Day (1954) to honor all U.S. veterans.
Veterans Day should not be confused with Memorial Day, which honors U.S. service members who died while serving, nor U.S. Armed Forces Day, which recognizes U.S. service members in uniform.