Veteran’s Day is an official United States federal holiday honoring those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. Brunswick Plantation is proud to have many veterans living in our community! November 11 coincides with other holidays such as Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, celebrated in other countries, to mark the end of World War I. The major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918….When the Armistice with Germany went into effect.
Veteran’s Day and Memorial Day
- Veteran’s Day celebrates the service of All U.S. Military Veterans
- Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving.
Armistice Day…November 11, 1919 was originally proclaimed a holiday by U.S. President Woodrow Wilson. President Wilson stated:
“To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations.”
The United States congress passed a concurrent resolution seven years later (June 4, 1926) , requesting that President Calvin Coolidge issue another proclamation to observe November 11 with appropriate ceremonies. A congressional act approved (May 13, 1938) , made the 11th of November each year a legal holiday: A day to be dedicated to the cause of World Peace and to be thereafter celebrated and known as “Armistice Day”.
National Veteran’s Day
In 1945, a World War II veteran, Raymond Weeks, had the idea to expand Armistice Day to celebrate All Veterans, not just those who had died in World War II. Weeks led a delegation to general Dwight Eisenhower. who supported the idea of a National Veterans Day. The first national celebration was in 1947…Led by Weeks in his home state of Alabama. Raymond Weeks led this Veteran’s Day celebration each year until his death in 1985. President Reagan honored Weeks at the White House with the Presidential Citizenship medal in 1982 as the driving force behind this National Holiday! Elizabeth Dole, who prepared the briefing for President Reagan, determined Raymond Weeks as the “Father of Veteran’s Day”!
U.S. representative Ed Rees from Kansas, presented a bill establishing the holiday through Congress. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the bill into law on May 26, 1954. Congress amended this act on June 1, 1954, replacing “Armistice” with “Veteran’s”…And it has been known as “Veteran’s Day” ever since
Veteran’s Day Celebrations
- 11am @ Calabash VFW at 900 Carter Drive (910) 579-3577
- 11am @ Calabash American Legion at 10277 Beach Drive (910) 575-5037
Public is Invited to the annual Veteran’s Day Ceremony! Music Begins at 10:30 am with Ceremony at 11am On Tuesday, November 11…On the Plaza at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center!
Parking is FREE at the Convention Center for this Event, and this Event is sponsored by The Grand Strand Patriotic Alliance and the City of Myrtle Beach.
Many restaurants are also offering ways to honor our veteran’s ! Everyone at Brunswick Plantation and Golf Resort ®
honors those who have served to keep our country safe and great! We Salute You on this Veteran’s Day and Always!
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