Veteran’s Day is observed on Thursday, November 11, 20201.
In the U.S., Veteran’s Day is a federal holiday to honor all men and women who are members of our military. Veteran’s Day began as Armistice Day on November 11, 1919 to recognize the end of World War I and has since grown into the observed day we know now.
In 1954, Armistice Day was officially changed to Veteran’s Day, and also expanded to honor the veterans of all U.S. wars.
Veterans are truly exceptional members of American society. In addition to their time of service to our nation, these men and women continue to put into practice the lessons and values they learned in the military to their everyday lives, and for the betterment of their communities.
After their military service, a lot of veterans go on to careers as police officers, firefighters, airline pilots, teachers, scientists, and doctors. Their senses of duty and service extend to levels far beyond the uniform they wore. As such, they richly deserve this day of recognition.
Many cemeteries and memorial parks throughout the country host special ceremonies each Veteran’s Day as a way of officially commemorating and honoring those veterans that were lost. You can check such places in your community to see what ceremonies or services are offered, as they are often open to the public.
Jones Funeral home proudly honors all veterans.
“In our area, we are very fortunate to have our American Legion Posts and VFW’s who assist with military honors for our veterans, be it at the cemetery, church, or funeral home,” says Patrick Jones, Jr., owner of Jones Funeral Home.
“I can’t tell you how much the families of deceased veterans appreciate the honor guard members’ time and effort to help honor their loved one’s service.”
The assistance and support that the local American Legion Posts and VFW’s provide are an ongoing staple of recognition of service in the community.
“I would like to encourage our younger veterans that as they approach retirement age and have a little more free time to consider joining our local Honor Guards,” Jones, Jr. said.
For more information or questions about veteran’s services, please visit www.thejonesfh.com, or call us at 815-288-2241.
Jones Funeral Home
204 S Ottawa Ave
Dixon, IL 61021