Veterans Day Observance in Weston – Ceremony and Breakfast

Friday, November 11, 2022 is the annual observance of Veterans Day in Weston. Everyone is invited to the ceremony at Town Hall at 11 am. More information about the ceremony is available on the town website here. Town offices and public schools are closed on this day.

Last year, the Owl did a little background check on the holiday, and if you don’t recall, here is the summary of the meaning of Veterans Day with credit to the  US Department of Veterans Affairs. On June 28, 1919, World War I officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed in Versailles, France. But fighting had ceased seven months earlier when an armistice between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. For that reason, November 11, 1918, is generally regarded as the end of “the war to end all wars.” A year later, in 1919, the holiday was officially named “Armistice Day” in honor of the World War I veterans, and later (in 1938) was changed to Veterans Day to include veterans of all military service.

On Wednesday, November 9 at 10 am, there is a breakfast and a guest speaker at the Council on Aging to honor military veterans, their families, and supporters. Yes, technically you were supposed to have called in your RSVP by November 3, but if you call this morning and ask nicely…maybe, just maybe you can get a seat at the table. More information is here.

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