Veteran’s Day—November 11
Originally known as Armistice Day, the date to honor veterans was chosen to be the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month—November 11, 1918 at 11 a.m., when there was a temporary cessation of hostilities between the Allied nations and Germany. The day honors U.S. veterans of all wars and conflicts. The name was changed to Veteran’s Day by President Eisenhower, to include veterans of World War II and the Korean War.
Local writer Kate St. Vincent Vogl shares photos of her father--Jim St. Vincent.
Kate writes: that her father “proudly served in Korea from 1952-1954 as a combat engineer. The photo is from the album my mom kept while my dad was away The picture of him aiming is from the shooting range at Company C right up near the DMZ, near Ch’orwon. The other pic is from goofing around on R&R.”
Our deep gratitude goes out to all who served.