A Brief History of Veterans Day: Veterans Day Events in Augusta, Georgia
LNH Realty salutes the brave men and women of our military, past and present, by sharing a bit of history about Veterans Day and highlighting two free events in Augusta, Georgia. Veterans Day pays tribute to all American veterans of all wars–living or dead–but makes special efforts to honor the living veterans who served our country.
One of the most poignant Veterans Day ceremonies in the United States is an official wreath-laying at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery. It is a beautiful ceremony that shows America’s respect and admiration of its soldiers. Ceremonies are also held throughout the country. Below are two ceremonies that will be held this Veterans Day in Augusta, Georgia, home to Fort Gordon.
Veterans Day Celebration - Veterans: Heros of the American Heart
Date: Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 9:00 a.m.
Venue or organization: Lakeside Middle School (527 Blue Ridge Drive, Evans, Georgia)
Honoring veterans, active duty military personnel, local firemen and policemen; special seating for guests; patriotic music by the chorus and eighth grade band; memorabilia from family members; reception follows. Give notice if planning to attend so seating can be arranged (706) 855-6900.
Veterans Day Parade
Date: Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 10:00 a.m.
Venue or organization: Downtown Augusta
Parade begins at the Sacred Heart Cultural Center at the corner of Greene and 13th streets then continues down Broad Street to the All Wars Monument.
Brief History of Veterans Day
Veterans Day first started out as Armistice Day when in 1919, U.S. President Woodrow Wilsonproclaimed November 11, 1918 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day. To celebrate the day, the original concept was to hold parades and public meetings and briefly suspend business operations beginning at 11 a.m.
Armistice Day resulted from a temporary ceasefire between the Allied nations and Germany in the First World War, also known as “the Great War.” This significant event occurred on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918. November 11, 1918 was considered the ending of “the war to end all wars.”