Yucaipa to Hold Veterans Day Ceremony on Monday at the City’s Community Park Amphitheater

By on November 8, 2019

Pretty much everyone has a friend or relative who is a veteran. Whether they served in a world war, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the War on Terrorism or one of the lesser none conflicts, all veterans should be acknowledged for their service and willingness to preserve our freedoms.

Veterans Day is a tribute to all American veterans, living or dead, on Monday, Nov. 11.

Veterans Day began as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. In 1926, Congress passed a resolution for an annual observance and, eventually Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938. Unlike Memorial Day, whereas Veterans Day celebrates all veterans it is set aside to especially thank our living veterans who have served honorably whether during war or in peacetime.

In addition to choosing Nov. 11 as Veterans Day to originally acknowledge the end of WWI, Veterans Day is now celebrated in honor of the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month” of 1918. The name change from Armistice Day to Veterans Day occurred in 1954 when then President Dwight D. Eisenhower officially changed the name of the holiday.

The city of Yucaipa, along with Rotary Club of Yucaipa, American Legion Post 426, Yucaipa Valley Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7347, and the Memorial Day/Veterans Day Planning Committee, have planned a local ceremony to honor Veterans Day on Monday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. at the Yucaipa Community Park Amphitheater at 34900 Oak Glen Road in Yucaipa. This free event is open to the public and local veterans are encouraged to attend as they are honored for their service above self for the benefit of all Americans.