WILMINGTON, MA — In November 1919, President 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 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…”
The original concept for the celebration was for a day observed with parades and public meetings and a brief suspension of business beginning at 11:00am.
The Wilmington Department of Veterans’ Services invites all the residents of Wilmington to attend, remember and honor all our past and present veterans on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 11:00am 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 information is from the latest Town Topics Newsletter.)
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