Wednesday, November 11, 2015

REMEMBERING our Veterans

Today is Veterans' Day, and Selma City Hall is draped with patriotic banners 
to honor and REMEMBER those who have served our country in the military.

We also welcome American Legion National Commander Dale Barnett 
to the Veterans' Day program at 11 a.m. at Memorial Stadium
 and the 4 p.m. Walk for Veterans that begins at Songs of Selma Park. 

The federal holiday began in 1938 but was first commemorated
 as Armistice Day in 1919, a year after hostilities ceased temporarily
 between the Allied Nations and Germany. The armistice occurred 
on the eleventh day of the eleventh month at the eleventh hour.
  World War 1 officially ended in June 1919 with the Treaty of Versailles. 

5 comments:

Roger Owen Green said...

I remember

ROG, ABCW

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful post, photo and tribute for our Veterans ~ thanks.

Happy Week to you,
artmusedog and carol

Melody Steenkamp said...

always good to remember people and things... wich lead to something good

Have a nice abc-day/ - week
♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ <abc-w-team)

Joy said...

Nicely decked out, they always plant out new flower beds at our cenotaph ready for the 11th.

William Kendall said...

It looks like a pretty building.