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Veterans Day program at Cabot

Criswell-Robinson Cabot American Legion Post 71, will conduct a Veterans Day memorial service honoring America’s veterans at 11 a.m., Monday, Nov. 11, at the Cabot National Guard Readiness Center (armory) 103 Commerce Park Drive, post commander, CMSgt Ron Bissett (USAF retired) announced.

“Everyone is invited to come to the ceremony to remember those who have served, and those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their nation,” Bissett said.

Post 71 service officer Allen Miller will be master of ceremony, Arkansas First District Rep. Rick Crawford will be keynote speaker.

“The Cabot Veterans Park Community Center is being renovated, so we need to have the ceremony somewhere else, and the National Guard armory is a fitting place for it,” Bissett said.

The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918 was the time the armistice that ended fighting in World War I, then known as The Great War, went into effect. Originally observed as Armistice Day, the day of remembrance was begun in 1919 by President Woodrow Wilson; it was recognized by Congress as a legal holiday in 1938. In 1954, Congress, at the urging of veterans organizations, amended the 1938 law to change “Armistice” to “Veterans,” to honor all American veterans of all wars.

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