Veterans Day (originally Armistice Day) was first celebrated on November 11, 1919. President Woodrow Wilson chose this day to honor the soldiers who had fought in World War I. The date was significant because it was at 11:00 am on November 11, 1918 that the Allied Nations and Germany called a ceasefire, or armistice, ultimately ending the “Great War.”
In 1926, Congress passed a resolution for an annual observance, and in 1938 November 11th was designated a National Holiday. Armistice Day became Veterans Day in 1954 when President Eisenhower officially changed the name as a sign of respect and gratitude to the men and women who fought in World War II and the Korean War.
Please, take the time to say thank you…to honor those who have served and continue to serve our nation, and, to acknowledge the sacrifice our service members and their families make year-round.
Show your support at these local events…
United Veterans Organization of Patchogue, consisting of VFW Post 2913, American Legion Post 269, and AmVets Post 111 will be holding the annual Veterans Day Observance at the Four Corners ( Main Street and Ocean Ave ) in Patchogue from 10:30 to 11 AM.
VETSTOCK: Come together for a day of music and tribute – honor our bravest! MUSIC ALL DAY! FREE to all Military and Veterans. $22.00 for civilians 89 N. Ocean Ave, Patchogue 631-841-1141 Sat, November 11, 2017 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Rudis Bar and Grill Veteran’s get a free Burger & a Brew before 7pm.
The Village Idiot Pub Veteran’s eat free, special menu available with valid ID
12 pm- 5pm
Dunkin’ Donuts: Show military ID and you can choose a free doughnut in any flavor on Saturday.
Outback Steakhouse: With military ID, you’ll get a free Bloomin’ Onion appetizer and a free beverage on November 11, and all veterans and active-duty military get 20% off their checks from November 12 to 16.
Applebee’s: Veterans and active-duty military get a choice of seven different entrées free of charge on Veterans Day.