November 11th, otherwise known as Veterans Day, is an official United States holiday which honors people who have served in the armed service.
To honor the day, why not know the backstory to this American holiday:
- The precursor of Veterans Day was Armistice Day, proclaimed by U.S President Woodrow Wilson for November 11, 1919, to honor and remember the army who were killed during World War 1.
- The date of 11th November was chosen to commemorate the armistice signed between the Allies of World War 1 and Germany at Compiègne, France, for the ending of hostilities on the Western Front of World War 1.
- In 1938, the 11th of November was made a legal holiday, to be termed “Armistice Day.”
- In 1954, the word “Armistice” was replaced with “Veterans.”
- If November 11th falls on a Saturday, Federal Government offices are closed on Friday. If it falls on a Sunday, they are closed the following Monday.
Join the Veterans Day Salute & BBQ at 85. E Holly Street in Old Pasadena for a day of celebration and remembrance! Presented by Pasadena Senior Center, the salute will commence at 10:30 a.m. at Centennial Square, followed by lunch at the Center. This will include all-American favorites such as hot dogs, hamburgers, salads, and cherry cobbler! With $5 for members and $7 for non-members, there are plenty of reasons to join this event!