American Legion 281 to Host Vets Day Ceremony
The ceremony is set for 11 a.m. Sunday—the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.
With Veterans Day falling on a weekend this year, the American Legion post is able to conduct its ceremony "at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month," as intended. The local veterans organization usually holds the ceremony at night on years when the holiday falls on a weekday, so as to allow more people to attend.
The "11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month" commemorates the end of World War I, in 1918.
Stetser-Lamartine's ceremony, which typically lasts about 45 minutes, explains the meaning of Veterans Day, formerly was known as Armistice Day.
The 11 a.m. ceremony will be preceded by a breakfast, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. All veterans are invited to the breakfast, whether a Post 281 member or not. The American Legion post just asks that any veterans who wish to attend notify the legion canteen as soon as possible.
The public is invited to attend the 11 a.m. ceremony.