Gallery: Veteran’s Day 2020
November 11, 2020
The country honored its past and present veterans on Wednesday with various parades and events across the nation.
Southern Illinois was no different, SIU held the annual laying of the Veteran’s Wreath by the Air Force and Army ROTC cadets at 11:11 a.m. at the flag pole leading into campus from Mill St. The on-campus tradition dates back to 1981, according to a press release from the university.
Veteran’s Day was initially known as “Armistice Day,” which honored the end of World War I occurring on Nov. 11, 1918, at 11:11 a.m. Veteran’s Day, in its current form, became a national holiday in 1938. The day is meant to honor the sacrifices of those who served and have served in the nation’s armed forces.
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