Veterans Day to be observed Nov. 11 at American Legion Post 104

To commemorate Veterans Day, American Legion Post 104 and Auxiliary Unit 104 along with Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9855 and Auxiliary Unit 9855 will sponsor a ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. at the American Legion Post 104 Headquarters on Oakleigh Avenue in Appomattox. 

This is a change in location from Court House Square where many past ceremonies have been held. The observance that we now call ‘Veterans Day’ began as “Armistice Day.” It is historically significant that this day is usually observed on the month, day and hour that the guns fell silent in World War I — 11 a.m. Nov. 11, 1918.

The keynote speaker will be John S. Farnam, president of Defense Training International of Fort Collins, Colorado, who is a veteran of the U. S. Marine Corps and the Army National Guard.

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