WILMINGTON, MA – In November 1919, Wilmington Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day with the following words: “To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for their victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given American to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations…”
The original concept for the celebration was a day observed with parades and public meetings and a brief suspension of business beginning at 11am.
A sincere thank you is extended to our veterans and their families. The Wilmington Department of Veterans’ Services invites all the residents of Wilmington to attend, remember and honor all our past and present veterans on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at 11am on the Wilmington Town Common.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Department of Veterans’ Services at 978-694-2040 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
(NOTE: The above is from the latest Town Topics newsletter.)
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