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– Veteran Day observed in Yelm
Yelm’s American Legion Post 164 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 5580 are conducting a Yelm Cemetery ceremony today at 1pm.
Area Boy and Girl Scouts placed wreaths on veterans’ graves last weekend.
– About Veteran’s Day
“Veterans Day is an authority United States open occasion, celebrated every year on November 11, that gives honors to military veterans, i.e., persons who were in the United States army. It matches with different occasions, including Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, celebrated in different nations that stamp the commemoration of the end of World War I; the World War I were formally finished at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918, when the Armistice with Germany became effective. The United States beforehand held Armistice Day. The U.S. occasion changed name to Veterans Day in 1954.
Veterans Day is not to be mistaken for Memorial Day; Veterans Day commends the administration of all U.S. military veterans, while Memorial Day respects the individuals who passed on while in army,” quoting holidaysday.com.