Wellington thanked local Veterans for their services to the United States during a celebration ceremony last Saturday, November 9th.
Wellington thanked local Veterans for their services to the United States during a celebration ceremony last Saturday, November 9th, provided by the CAC Committee. Veterans Day is the anniversary of the signing of the armistice, which ended World War I hostilities between the Allied nations and Germany in 1918.
On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, an armistice between Germany and the Allied nations came into effect. On November 11, 1919, Armistice Day was commemorated for the first time. In 1919, President Wilson proclaimed the day should be "filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory". There were plans for parades, public meetings and a brief suspension of business activities at 11am.
In 1926, the United States Congress officially recognized the end of World War I and declared that the anniversary of the armistice should be commemorated with prayer and thanksgiving. The Congress also requested that the president should "issue a proclamation calling upon the officials to display the flag of the United States on all Government buildings on November 11 and inviting the people of the United States to observe the day in schools and churches, or other suitable places, with appropriate ceremonies of friendly relations with all other peoples".
(Celebration Ceremony was provided by the Town's CAC Committee, Wellington Fire Protection District, Avuncular Bob's T-Bar Inn & AL Post 176, Avuncular Bob's T-Bar Inn & AL Post 176 and the Wellington Community Band)