Businesses, government offices to close Monday in honor of Veterans Day

Many businesses and governmental offices across Coryell County will join the rest of the nation on Monday, Nov. 11, in commemoration of Veterans Day.

Veterans Day is a day to honor all veterans, unlike Memorial Day, which is a time to remember those who gave their lives for our country, particularly in battle or from wounds they suffered in battle. Veterans Day honors all of those who have served the country in war or peace — dead or alive — although it’s largely intended to thank living veterans for their sacrifi ces.

Veterans was originally called Armistice Day, to commemorate the end of World War I. Although the was officially ended with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles on June 28, 1919, fighting had stopped about seven months prior, on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, on Nov. 11, 1918. In 1926, Congress offi cially recognized it as the end of the war, and in 1938, it became an offi cial holiday, primarily a day set aside to honor veterans of World War I.

 

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