Veterans Day

Honoring Our Veterans on November 11

Honoring Our Veterans  on November 11

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. 

Southwest Metro Veteran War Stories

Nearly seven years passed while Andover resident Patrick Nelson was in the Army and, at the time, it felt like a job. He had daily tasks, a duty to fulfill—much like your average Minnesotan in a 9-to-5 career does.
It wasn’t until he got out and looked back on those seven years that he realized just how amazing the experience was, how much he went through and how much it was unlike a regular job. “I am in awe of what I did,” Nelson says, adding that joining the Army in 2001 was the best decision he ever made.

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