SUNDAY NOVEMBER 11, 2012 | 11:00am
Veterans Day Celebration
On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 an armistice between Germany and the Allied nations came into effect. On November 11, 1919, Armistice Day was commemorated for the first time. In 1919, President Wilson proclaimed the day should be "filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory". There were plans for parades, public meetings and a brief suspension of business activities at 11am.
At the Vietnam Memorial State Park, Veterans Day is commemorated at 11:00 AM on November 11th. This year we are honoring the New Mexico Veterans.
One of the speakers will be Marilyn Dykman, Lt. Cdr. USCG ret. who is currently the Director of the University of New Mexico Veterans Resource Center.
Music will be provided by Linda Knief, of Taos.