Board Honors Veterans
The Mayor read a proclamation to recognize and honor the sacrifice of American men and women who served 100 years ago during World War I, especially the 116,516 who died and encouraged all citizens to celebrate our veterans.
Veterans Day, celebrated on November 11, is an official United States holiday that is observed annually to honor military veterans and coincides with holidays celebrated in other countries, including Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, which mark the anniversary of the end of World War I. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the signing of the armistice between the Allies and Germany at Compiegne France on November 11, 1918.
The World War One Centennial Commission - along with the Pritzker Military Museum & Library, the Society of the Honor Guard of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the National Cathedral, The American Legion, and Veterans of Foreign Wars - commemorated this special day with “Bells of Peace”. This nationwide bell-tolling was held on Nov. 11th at 11:00 am (local time) as a solemn reminder of the sacrifice and service of veterans of the Great War, and all veterans.