11-11-11 a.m. 2021
Photos by Richard Millener 2018
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.
of our content is excerpted from History Topics: https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/veterans-day-facts )
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
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.
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