Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Something About Veterans Day

Grave of Frank E. Bellairs
Being Armistice aware

Major hostilities of World War I formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918. A congressional act in 1938 made November 11 in each year a legal holiday: "a day to be dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be thereafter celebrated and known as 'Armistice Day'. At the urging of major U.S. veteran organizations, Armistice Day was renamed Veterans Day in 1954.

As you walk through your neighborhood cemetery you may come across the bronze marker medallions identifying those men and women who served in World War I. The medallion pictured is installed on the grave of Frank E. Bellairs (1896-1983).

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