Veterans Day originated as "Armistice Day" on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938. Veterans Day has been a way to commemorate and offer gratitude to all soldiers both present and for those who have served in time past.
Veterans Day will be celebrated on Wednesday, November 7 at 11 a.m. at the McCreary Center of Somerset Community College, located at 250 College Street in Whitley City.
The McCreary County Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post and the American Legion Post #115 will present a tribute to our soldiers at the event. There will be an Honor Guard and a 21-gun salute as well as a few words from VFW Post Commander Thomas Corder.
Refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public.
Somerset Community Colleges Laurel Campus will honor all active duty and Veteran personnel on November 8. The event, which begins at 10 a.m. at the American flag post located at the front of Building Three, 100 University Drive, London, is free and open to the public.
The Veterans Day recognition event will include an invocation, a moment of silence and a red, white, blue patriotic balloon release.
All active and Veteran military personnel, students, staff, faculty and members of the community are invited to attend. For more information, contact James M. Davis, SCC Laurel Campus counselor at (606) 878-4732.
Veterans Day will be celebrated on Monday, November 12 at 1 p.m. central standard time at the Clinton Center of Somerset Community College in Albany.
Event festivities include the presenting of colors by the Clinton County High School JROTC and a musical presentation from the third and fourth grade Albany Elementary choir. The event is free and open to the public.
Local veterans will be recognized for their service to our country with their names included in a Wall of Honor.
Names of veterans to be included on the Wall of Honor will continue to be accepted until the day of the celebration. To add someones name or for more information about the event, please contact Amanda Smith at (606) 387-3705.
Somerset Community College will honor all active duty and veteran personnel on November 12. The event, which begins at 10 a.m. in the SCC Meece Auditorium, 808 Monticello Street, Somerset, is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
The 2012 Veterans Day ceremony will include a special singing from the Bell Tones, a group of 40 students from Bell Elementary in Monticello, the presentation of the colors representing each branch of the Military from the Southwestern High School JROTC and guest speaker Chief Warrant Officer Five Delynn H. Gibson.