Everyone is welcome to attend a celebration to honor our country’s veterans past and present at this year’s Veterans Day Observance on Sunday, November 11, 2018 from noon until 2 p.m. at the Memorial Park located at 601 City Center Way by the Charles F. Dodge City Center. There will be guest speakers from many U.S. Services, color guard, scouts and the Pembroke Pines Charter High School Band in attendance. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, please call 954-392-2116.
Veterans Day is a U.S. legal holiday dedicated to American veterans of all wars. In 1918, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, was declared between the Allied nations and Germany in World War I, then known as “the Great War.” Commemorated in many countries as Armistice Day the following year, November 11th became a federal holiday in the United States in 1938. In the aftermath of World War II and the Korean War, Armistice Day became known as Veterans Day.