Downeast Communities. Schools Honor Hometown Veterans with Songs, Ceremonies, Parades

By Paul Sylvain

Many communities in Washington County took time out on Veterans Day weekend to honor the men and women who have served and are serving on active duty and in the Reserve and National Guard units of the United States armed forces.

The holiday, originally named Armistice Day to commemorate the end of World War I on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918,  was changed in 1951 to Veterans Day.

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