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.
Merrick Post No. 1282, American Legion, Holiday Party!!!
Dear Post and Auxiliary Members,
Let's have a Party!!!
On Sunday, December 9, 2018, at 3:00 p.m., the Post will be hosting its annual Post Holiday Party for 2018. Please click on the pdf icon to obtain your information about this event. If you would like to attend this event please favor us with a reply by Sunday, December 2, 2018. We are looking forward to seeing you at this event!!!
|Post Holiday Party Flyer 2018|
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
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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