Veterans Day - A Brief History


At the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month, 1918, fighting between the Allied Forces and Germany stopped, putting an end to the bloodshed of World War I per the terms of an armistice agreement signed in France the same day. But the “War to end all wars” did not officially end until seven months later.

On the one-year anniversary of the armistice agreement (Nov. 11, 1919), President Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation commemorating November 11 as Armistice Day. The celebrations were to include parades, public meetings and a two-minute suspension of business at 11 a.m.

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Veterans Winter Stand Down 2018

Services Provided: VA Benefits, Counseling, Support Services, Health Screenings, Legal Assistance, Clothes, Haircuts and Non-Perishable Foods and Free BBQ.

Location: Freeport Armory, 62 Babylon Turnpike, Freeport, New York 11520

When: Tuesday, November 20, 2018, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

For more information Please call the Nassau County Veterans Service Agency at 516-572-6565.

Courtesy of the Nassau County Veterans Service Agency

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Veterans Day Ceremony 2018

Merrick Post No. 1282, American Legion will be conducting their annual Veterans Day ceremony on Sunday, November 11, 2018, at the Merrick's Veteran Memorial Park starting at 10:30 a.m. Merrick's Veteran Memorial Park is located at the corner of Merrick Avenue and Lee Avenue, which is across the street from the Camp Avenue Elementary School (the Park's address is: 1580 Little Whaleneck Road, Merrick, NY 11566). We encourage our Post members, veterans, members of the public and especially Merrick residents to attend this event.

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Veterans Day Mass for Veterans 2018

On Sunday, November 4, 2018, there will be a Veterans Day Mass for Veterans and Auxiliary members at the Cure of Ars, Roman Catholic Church at 11:30 a.m. Post and Auxiliary members should meet at the church starting at 11:30 a.m. All veterans, widows of veterans and the public are welcome. American Legion members please wear your caps. Merrick Post No. 1282, American Legion will be presenting their colors at this church mass. Support our troops and veterans with your presence at this function. The Cure of Ars Roman Catholic Church is located at 2323 Merrick Avenue, Merrick, NY 11566.

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