Veteran’s Day Celebration in Darien

Veterans Day Observances in Darien 2019
At the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month (Monday,
November 11th at 11am), the Town of Darien will observe Veterans’ Day in
front of the Darien Town Hall in the Veterans’ Memorial Circle. The Town
Monuments and Ceremonies Commission and the Veterans of Foreign Wars
Darien Post #6933 will host. Monuments and Ceremonies Commission
Chairman, David Polett will serve as Master of Ceremonies. The 2019
Presidential proclamation will be read by First Selectman, Jayme Stevenson.
Many local and state officials have been invited and the public is encouraged
to attend.
In anticipation of Veterans Day on Monday the 11th, schools in Darien will
also be honoring our veterans. It is a day where those whom our children
know as father, mother, grandfather, grandmother, aunt & uncle, brother or
sister, can be recognized as people whose sacrifice and willingness to serve our
country, exemplify the qualities we should instill in our children. November 11
Veteran’s Day is a tribute to military veterans who have served in the U.S.
Armed Forces. Originating in 1919 when President Woodrow Wilson marked
a year since the end of the First World War, the day coincides with other days
of remembrance around the world including Armistice Day in the United
Kingdom and Remembrance Day across the Commonwealth of Nations.
In 1918, the cessation of fighting on the Western Front occurred at 11am
Paris time, on the 11th day of the 11th month. This was in accordance with the
armistice signed at 5 am that morning in Compiegne, France. In 1919
ceremonies were held in the United States, England, France and Belgium to
commemorate the date and time of the implementation of the armistice
agreement. Since 1954, we commemorate it as Veterans Day, observed at the
11th hour, of the 11th day of the 11 th month.
We may not have found peace in the world, but we still strive for it.  And we
honor those who were and are willing to fight for it.

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