VETERANS Day

11-11-11 a.m. 2021

       

Photos by Richard Millener 2018 ‚Äč


Veterans Day originally named ‘Armistice Day’, November 11, 1919, was the first anniversary of the end of World War I. In 1926 U.S. Congress passed a resolution for an annual day of observance, thus November 11th became an American holiday, beginning in 1938. Unlike Memorial Day, Veterans Day pays tribute to all American Veterans—living or dead—but especially gives thanks to living Veterans who served their country honorably during all wars as well as in peacetime.  

(Some of our content is excerpted from History Topics: https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/veterans-day-facts )

As throughout history in the United States of America, the date, month, and time: ‘11-11-11’, is a traditional ceremony is Thursday morning at the designated 11:00 A.M. 

Once again, many Veterans’ families, friends from Big Bear Valley, surrounding communities, as well as Valley Visitors will to gather at Big Bear Lake Veterans Park; located lakeside of the intersection at Big Bear Boulevard and Knickerbocker Road. A special program in honor of our Veterans that have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.        

Invitation to All Veterans – YOU are invited to join the entrance walk-in, following the Civil Air Patrol Color Guard, behind the respective flag of their own military branch.   

The ‘Unaccompanied Minors’, local students, under the direction of Diane Sloan Kubeja will open the morning service with the ‘Star Spangled Banner’.  Commander Jimmy M. Lona, of American Legion Post #584, and President of Chapter 584 of the American Legion Riders, is the Veterans Day Ceremony emcee. 

City of Big Bear Lake Mayor Rick Herrick will be a speaker; as well as Flotilla Commander, Abe Lara, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.  SEE Chaplain Lara’s bio: http://www.bigbearlake.net/The-Serving/The-Veterans-CHAPLAIN-

Please, help us respect the Covid-19 guidelines with Social Distancing and wearing Protective Masks, while in attendance. Thank You! 

Join Veterans and families of service personnel at the American Legion #584 for hot dogs and hamburgers lunch. The American Legion Post 584 is located at 41606 Big Bear Boulevard, Big Bear Lake

By E T Russell Nov 2021