March to kick off Veterans DayAll veterans and active-duty military members are invited to join the Veterans Day march on Monday, Nov. 11, at 10:20 a.m.
By: Budgeteer News staff, Duluth Budgeteer News
All veterans and active-duty military members are invited to join the Veterans Day march on Monday, Nov. 11, at 10:20 a.m.
The march will begin at the Depot, 506 W. Michigan Street, and continue to the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center. There, a city-wide Veterans Day celebration will take place at 11:00 a.m., which will include veterans, sixth-graders from ISD 709, and anyone who would care to join.
The march and the celebration are organized by the city of Duluth with the support of the Northland Veterans Services Committee.
The Depot will open at 8:00 a.m. with coffee and cookies provided the Red Cross.
We will start forming by branches at 10:20 a.m. and march up Superior Street to Lake Ave. and then to the DECC. Those that cannot do the march for health reasons can ride in one of the military vehicles provided. If you start the march and cannot complete it, please fall out and you will be picked up by one of our vehicles. If you cannot or choose to not join your fellow veterans in the march and still want to enter the celebration at the DECC with your branch, we will meet you in the DECC lobby. If you are in a wheelchair and otherwise not able to do any of the above, you are still encouraged to come.
The DECC is offering free parking. DTA buses will transport marchers to the Depot. Buses will leave the DECC parking ramp at 9:30, 9:45, and 10:00 a.m. This will allow you to have your car there and to not have to walk back to the Depot.
The 11 a.m. celebration time was chosen to commemorate the armistice or cease of fighting of WWI, which was known as “the war to end all wars.” The armistice went into effect on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. Originally, Veterans Day was called Armistice Day. During President Eisenhower’s administration the name was changed to honor all veterans past, present, and future. During the Nixon Administration it became a holiday celebrated on Mondays. It was President Ford who returned it to Nov. 11.
For further information please contact Durbin M. Keeney by phone at 218-590-3156 or email email@example.com.