Honor a Veteran Today
Friday, November 11th, 2011
A Short History of Veterans Day
An Act approved on May 13, 1938, made the 11th of November in each year a legal holidayâ€”a day to be dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be thereafter celebrated and known as “Armistice Day.” Armistice Day was primarily a day set aside to honor veterans of World War I, but in 1954, after World War II had required the greatest mobilization of soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen in the Nationâ€™s history; after American forces had fought aggression in Korea, the 83rd Congress, at the urging of the veterans service organizations, amended the Act of 1938 by striking out the word “Armistice” and inserting in its place 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 (history of Veterans Day provided by www.va.gov).
Lexington Heights wishes to thank all of those who have served, especially those veterans who make our community their home. We appreciate your sacrifice and courage.
In a special way we would like to recognize and honor Shawn, our maintenance supervisor, for his military service. Shawn was stationed at Hohenfels, Germany from 1990-1994 during the Gulf War.