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Berks County veterans' service and achievements honored this month

Reading Eagle - 11/2/2023

Nov. 2—Veterans Day began as Armistice Day, which was first celebrated Nov. 11, 1919, with a proclamation by President Woodrow Wilson.

Nov. 11, 1918, was the end of World War I, and on June 4, 1926, Congress passed a resolution commemorating that date, noting that 27 states already had declared Nov. 11 a legal holiday, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs states on its website.

Then in 1938 Congress passed an act officially designating Nov. 11 as Armistice Day.

In 1954, Congress amended the act, striking out the word Armistice and replacing it with Veterans.

The Reading Eagle and the Berks County Department of Veterans Affairs are honoring some local veterans by publishing their profiles online and in print.

The profiles will be added to this list as they are published.


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