Our annual Veterans Day Breakfast includes the presentation of thank-you notes handmade by local students, an uplifting service song medley, keynote remarks, and a gourmet breakfast. The War Memorial is pleased to offer a space for local service-members to experience camaraderie over a meal together.
Reservations are required. Please print and bring your ticket(s) to the event.
Guests (one per veteran): $10
Each veteran may bring one guest; due to limited space, guests must be accompanied by a veteran
7am: Doors open for a time of gathering and camaraderie
7:45am: Program begins
8am: Breakfast is served
About Veterans Day
Veterans Day, formerly known as Armistice Day, was originally set as a U.S. legal holiday to honor the end of World War I, which officially took place on November 11, 1918. In legislation that was passed in 1938, November 11 was "dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be hereafter celebrated and known as 'Armistice Day.’" As such, this new legal holiday honored World War I veterans.
In 1954, after having been through both World War II and the Korean War, the 83rd U.S. Congress — at the urging of the veterans service organizations — amended the Act of 1938 by striking out the word Armistice and inserting the word Veterans. With the approval of this legislation on June 1, 1954, November 11 became a day to honor American veterans of all wars.
Veterans Day is distinct from Memorial Day, a U.S. holiday in May. Memorial Day is a time to remember those who gave their lives for our country, particularly in battle or from wounds they suffered in battle. Veterans Day, on the other hand, honors all of those who have served the country in war or peace — dead or alive — although it’s largely intended to thank living veterans for their sacrifices.
A Look Back: Celebrating Veterans Day at The War Memorial
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