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Our View: Thank you, veterans

Members of Forreston's American Legion Post 308 Color Guard battled strong winds on Saturday, Nov. 5 when they carried flags to the center of the football field to start the Cardinals' playoff game against Chicago Hope Academy.

Today, Veterans Day, we salute all veterans who served our country.

Each Nov. 11, Veterans Day, we commemorate those who served our country in the U.S. Armed Forces in times of peace and war.

Nov. 11, 1918, was the official end of World War I. To recognize the end of that war, called “The War to End All Wars,” Congress passed this resolution on June 4, 1926:

“Whereas the 11th of November 1918, marked the cessation of the most destructive, sanguinary, and far reaching war in human annals and the resumption by the people of the United States of peaceful relations with other nations, which we hope may never again be severed, and

“Whereas it is fitting that the recurring anniversary of this date should be commemorated with thanksgiving and prayer and exercises designed to perpetuate peace through good will and mutual understanding between nations; and

“Whereas the legislatures of twenty-seven of our States have already declared November 11 to be a legal holiday: Therefore be it Resolved by the Senate (the House of Representatives concurring), that the President of the United States is requested to issue a proclamation calling upon the officials to display the flag of the United States on all Government buildings on November 11 and inviting the people of the United States to observe the day in schools and churches, or other suitable places, with appropriate ceremonies of friendly relations with all other peoples.”

Today, we honor our veterans. We can never thank you enough.