Veterans Day in Manson, Washington will be celebrated with two special events this year. On Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017. Manson High School students will honor those who served with a Veterans Day Breakfast that starts at 8:30 a.m. in the Student Center.
Local veterans look forward this special event where they enjoy lots of great food and a time to renew our faith in the youth of our country. Please share this information with veterans throughout the Lake Chelan Valley, as all are welcome to attend.
The second event is presented by the American Legion, Post 108 and will be held on Saturday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. at the American Legion Park in Manson. American Legion Post Commander Clyde McClullough will lead a formal ceremony honoring our veterans. State Representative Mike Steele will be the featured speaker, and the Manson High School band playing patriotic songs.
Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938. Unlike Memorial Day, 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.
Please take time out of your day on November 11 to honor those who have gave so much to our country.
(By Norm Manly)