Centennial anniversary of Veterans Day celebrated at Bridgeport Public Schools

Centennial anniversary of Veterans Day celebrated at Bridgeport Public Schools

On the centennial anniversary of Veteran Day, Bridgeport Public Schools and their Veterans Day Committee once again provided the community an opportunity to visit with Veterans of the Armed Forces of the United States and honored them in their annual program and thank you dinner. Many students participated by displaying photographs, soldier uniforms, scrapbooks and stories of their family members who have served in the military. The sixth-grade class served and cleaned up the meal, and fifth graders wrote out invitations and all assisted the senior veterans in coming and going on the snowy day.

Armistice Day was first observed in 1919, exactly one hundred years ago Monday, on the first anniversary of signing of the the Armistice Agreement that ended WWI. That agreement to end “the War to End All Wars” was signed on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918. In 1926, Congress passed a resolution for the annual observance and it became a National Holiday in 1938. In 1954, President Eisenhower officially changed the name of the holiday from Armistice Day to Veterans Day to honor veterans of all wars.

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