With Veterans Day coming up soon, I’d like to give some history on the subject.
The event originally started as Armistice Day, which is to be celebrated on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. This practice honors the end of World War I, which ended Nov. 11, 1918.
A poppy often is worn to commemorate Veterans Day. The poppy is used to commemorate this day because it was one of the only flowers that could grow in the war-torn fields of France and Belgium during World War I. Armistice Day was renamed Veterans Day in the United States in 1954 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
I would like to thank all veterans for their dedication and service to our country.
The writer is a member of Boy Scout Troop 620 in Evans.