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SEELEY LAKE - Veterans Day, why do we celebrate it on Nov. 11 at 11 a.m.?

Veterans Day pays tribute to all American veterans—living or dead—but especially gives thanks to living veterans who served their country honorably during war or peacetime.

Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. “The Great War”, as World War I was known, officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed June 28, 1919. However, fighting ceased seven months earlier when a temporary cessation of hostilities or “armistice” betwee...



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