Please join Dinwiddie County Public Schools in honoring all veterans, and those who are currently serving in the United States Armed Forces. Schools from around our county are celebrating with Veterans Day breakfasts’, ceremonies, and other signs of the appreciation we have for them.
In 1918, a temporary cease-fire went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month ending World War I. In November 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day with the following words: “To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations…”
In 1954, Armistice Day officially became known as the first “Veterans Day”: A celebration to honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.
Thank you again, veterans, for your sacrifice in order to keep our country free.
For more information on Veteran’s Day, visit http://www.va.gov/opa/vetsday/vetdayhistory.asp.