On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month…..thats when World War One concluded, ending the “war to end all wars.”
And that’s the reason most Veteran’s Day services are held on November 11 at 11 in the morning. However, this year, Veteran’s Day falls on a Sunday and a number of veteran’s groups and communities will host Veteran’s Day observance on Monday, Nov. 12.
The White County VFW Post 3851 and Carmi American Legion Post 224 will present the Veteran’s day services at Veteran’s Park, in downtown Carmi, across the street from the city building, Monday morning at 11.
After the service, the VFW will host a light lunch. In case of rain, the Veteran’s Day service will be moved to the VFW Hall.
Mt. Carmel and Fairfield plan observances on Sunday. The Mt. Carmel American Legion will host an observance ceremony Sunday at 2, instead of the customary time of 11 a.m. The service will be held at the VFW Building. Refreshments will be served following the ceremony. The public is invited.
Fairfield will also hold services at 11 Sunday morning at the Veterans’ section of Maple Hill Cemetary. Elmer McDuffee will be the master of ceremonies. J.C. McDuffee will provide the opening prayer and Jeremy Vaughan will be the featured speaker. In the event of bad weather, the service will be moved to the American Legion.
Fairfield Community High School will host a Veterans Day program today at 10 in the east gym. Doors will open at 9:30 to the public, and there is no charge. Guest speakers include Lt. Colonel Terry Prizer and Amy Doty. FCHS students that have enlisted in the National Guard, or who plan on joining the military after graduation will be recognized.