MOUNT VERNON — It was a chilly morning Saturday, but a nice crowd still assembled for the annual observance of Veterans’ Day on Mount Vernon’s Public Square.
It began at 11 a.m. — the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month — to commemorate the day’s origin as Armistice Day marking the end of World War I.
Veterans Day honors all veterans. There are no living veterans from World War I, but there are more than 16 million living veterans who served during at least one war, plus 6 million who served in peacetime.
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FREDERICKTOWN — On Saturday, Fredericktown veterans, families and friends gathered for the annual Veterans Day Remembrance Dinner sponsored by Fredericktown American Legion Post 500.
Post commander Josh Leist served as master of ceremonies, and thanked everyone for coming out to celebrate all those who served or who are serving in the United States armed forces. He recognized fellow members of the American Legion, the women’s auxiliary unit, honor flight participants, Gold Star families and members of other veteran organizations.
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UTICA — The Utica American Legion Post 92 shined the spotlight on the Wall of Honor on Saturday to celebrate service men and women of both past and present. Names on the wall represent those who have served in the armed forces, as well as area first responders — a fitting example of the meaning behind Veterans Day.
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DANVILLE — There is a duty to veterans shared by everyone on the homefront, Knox County Veteran’s Services Director Kevin Henthorn said.
Henthorn spoke Saturday at Memorial Park in Danville, thanking the veterans, but also the civilians, who turned out.
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