Today is Veterans Day, a day for honoring those who served in the United States Armed Forces.
This month, the Goldsboro City Council approved its annual Veterans Day Proclamation. The proclamation states:
“Through their commitment to freedom, America’s veterans have lifted millions of lives and made our country and the world more secure.”
Unfortunately, Veterans Day looks a little different in the Goldsboro area this year as many typical Veterans Day activities have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Veterans Day started as Armistice Day in the U.S. in 1919 following the end of World War I.
It later became known as Veterans Day in 1954 at the urging of veterans groups in the country.
Veterans Day in the U.S. coincides with Armistice Day and Remembrance Day which are celebrated in other countries that mark the end of World War I.