The 11th day of the 11th month at the 11 hour… Nov. 11, 2018, marks 100 years since the armistice between the Allied Nations and Germany at the close of World War I. That day became known as Armistice Day in 1919 and a legal holiday in the United States nearly 20 years later. Now known as Veterans Day, Nov. 11 is the day when we honor and thank all the men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces.
This month, across the county, watch for patriotic displays and special events planned in Gwinnett schools in your area. In this video from GCPS TV, see how Mill Creek HS brought together the community to honor military veterans and first responders during a special Service Appreciation Night in September.
Honor our veterans with the gift of listening
Take a moment to honor our veterans with the gift of listening, particularly our older veterans. The Veterans History Project (a project of the American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress) "collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war." As you gather with family and friends over the next few months for holiday celebrations, consider how you can help your loved ones tell their stories.