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“At the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month,” in 1918, the Armistice was signed to end The Great War. In declaring Nov. 11, 1919, as the first American Armistice Day, President Woodrow Wilson said:
“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.”
On June 1, 1954, Congress enacted the final legislation establishing Veteran’s Day.]
Supported by C Battery (Charlie Battery), 2nd Battalion, 138th Field Artillery, Kentucky Army National Guard from Bardstown, St. Catharine College will observe Veteran’s Day beginning at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11, on the field in front of Hamilton Hall. The event will include a non-denominational memorial service, which will pay tribute to the sacrifices of all American veterans with a special reading of the names of Kentucky service men and women who died serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.
Following the memorial service, participants are invited to join in a “Meal in the Field” of a Meal-Ready-To-Eat (better known as an MRE) and hot chocolate.