Programs & Events
Veterans Day is a public holiday that is dedicated to honoring anyone who has served in the United States military. The holiday began as a day to remember the end of World War I and was declared a holiday by President Woodrow Wilson in 1919. Germany signed an armistice with the Allies that signaled the end of the war at 11 a.m. on 11 November 1918. Originally known as Armistice Day, the holiday became Veterans Day in 1954.
When Woodrow Wilson declared November 11 a holiday, the primary intention was to have a day to reflect on the sacrifices of those who had served in the military during World War I. Observation of the holiday through parades and meetings was envisioned.
Today, many Americans observe the day by attending ceremonies and parades that are dedicated to honoring the troops for their service. These often allow veterans to speak about their time in the service and give Americans the opportunity to personally thank veterans for their sacrifice.
Some retail establishments and restaurant chains offer free or discounted meals for people who can prove their veteran status.
Please make sure to thank a veteran for serving. “All gave some…Some gave all!”
Contact your Schuyler County Veterans Service Agency for assistance by calling 607-535-2091, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by visiting them at 323 Owego Street, Montour Falls, NY.