Veterans Day returns to 11/11/11

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Holidays often morph into something other than their original concept, and that has certainly happened to Veterans Day. At first it was Armistice Day, a day to commemorate the signing of the Armistice Agreement that ended the First World War, an agreement signed at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month—November 11 at 11:00 a.m.

Then it became Veterans Day—a day to honor the service of all of our veterans, still scheduled for 11 - 11. Next it morphed into one of those Monday holidays used to extend a weekend and all reference to 11, 11, 11 disappeared. But sometimes it comes back.

This year on Monday of next week, Veterans Day falls on November 11, and if you celebrate in Hearne, you can honor our veterans at the 11th hour. Returning to tradition can be pretty cool.

Chuck Carlson, American Legion Commander and Veterans’ Service Officer invites everyone who wishes to honor those who secured and continue to secure our freedom to Guy Chandler Park in downtown Hearne (4th Street across from Wilson Drug) on November 11 at 11:00 a.m. for a memorable time.

The Hearne High School band will be playing patriotic melodies and Gause ISD students will perform a skit to honor those who served and who still serve. Involving so many of our youth will make this particular Veterans Day especially significant.

Melissa Freeman | Robertson County News

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