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Salute To Veterans On Veterans Day

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TAYLORVILLE — The flags were flying this brisk Veterans Day morning at Oak Hill Cemetery in honor of all Veterans. According to information found on military.com, 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 11th was “dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be hereafter celebrated and known as Armistice Day.” In 1954, after having been through both World War II and the Korean War, the 83rd U.S. Congress 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 11th became a day to honor American veterans of all wars. More Veterans Day coverage will appear in the Sunday Breeze-Courier.

(Kim Paisley-Jones/Breeze-Courier)

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