KVC would like to thank the veterans who served our country and protect our freedoms.
In November 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11th as the first commemoration of Armistice Day, “to honor the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations…”
An Act approved on May 13, 1938, made the 11th of November in each year a legal holiday—a day to be dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be thereafter celebrated and known as “Armistice Day.” Armistice Day was primarily a day set aside to honor veterans of World War I, but at the urging of the veterans service organizations, amended the Act of 1938 by striking out the word “Armistice” and inserting in its place the word “Veterans.” With the approval of this legislation (Public Law 380) on June 1, 1954, November 11th became a day to honor American veterans of all wars.
This year on Tuesday, November 11th, KVC will be a part of the Veteran’s Day parade in Leavenworth starting at 11:00 a.m.
Please join us to support your local veterans and KVC.