Veteran's Day for 76262

  Why do we celebrate Veterans day?

Why do we celebrate Veterans day?

Historically, November 11th this the anniversary of the signing of the armistice, which is the day World War I was declared over between the allied nations and Germany in 1918. Originally called “Armistice Day”, it official became a National holiday twenty years later and has since been known as “Veterans Day”.

 

This day is set aside to honor and thank the men and women who serve in the United States military armed forces, in war time and in peace time. We proudly fly the stars and stripes and ask that everyone take a moment to remember the significance of this holiday.

 

Did you know…

 

Victory Therapy Center provides counseling and therapy services for first responders, veterans and people with disabilities. The Center openedthe doors to their Chris Kyle Veteran Center last year. Appropriately named after the famous Texas Navy Seal, this center commemorates what Chris Kyle believed in, serving those who served. This center provides support groups, a reading room with free books and magazines, a computer lab and classes, a workout room, movies, and art classes. Wayne and Debbie Kyle, the parents of Chris Kyle, attended the grand opening last year, showing full support of the Center. 

 

Westlake Historical Preservation Society (WHPS) will be hosting a Veteran’s day event.They wish to show appreciation and gratitude for the service. This inaugural gathering is to honor our veteran residents, friends, neighbors, and local Roanoke Post 5074 veterans, at 5 PM in the Multi-Purpose Hall on the Westlake Academy campus. The WHPS has planned an evening with nationally syndicated radio host and author Jerry Stewart, who will share many of his inspiring stories of veterans he's spoken with over the years', special speakers, music, Buddy Poppy program check presentation and more. We do hope your calendar will allow you to attend this special event as we come together to support our neighbors and friends who have bravely served, or are currently serving, our country. Event is today, at 5pm at 2600 J.T. Ottinger Road;Now in the Performance Hall, still on Westlake Academy's Campus 

 

76262 would like to give a humble thank you to all our beloved Veterans for your service. We love you.

 

 

 

 

 

Sara Brennan