Veterans Day in LaPorte


Every year on November 11, America takes the day to honor the brave men and women who have courageously serve and served their country.
According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Day was first called Armistice Day, armistice meaning truce, because it was on November 11, 1918 that the truce was first called between the Allied Nations and Germany at the end of World War I. It was in May of 1938 that made Armistice Day an official holiday that was made to honor the veterans from WWI. It wasn’t until 1954, however, that Armistice was changed to Veterans to honor the men and women who served in WWII.
To show support for veterans, the LaPorte Civic Auditorium has shown a Veterans Day Ceremony annually for 34 years and will be showing this year’s ceremony on Veterans Day at 10:30 am. LaPorte Middle School, as well as a musical production performed by the LaPorte High School, will be attending to honor local veterans. Light refreshments will be served before the ceremony begins, from 9-10:15.
Veterans don’t just deserve to be honored and appreciated on Veterans Day. To show them support year-round, organizations such as Blue Star Moms can be contacted to send a care package to a troop that is overseas. Chatting with veterans about the time that they have served for our country is another good way to honor them and show that their time served was not forgotten.

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