Eatons to honor veterans
Published 10:07 am Wednesday, October 27, 2021
On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, the World War I armistice, signed by the Allies and Germany, went into effect.
The following year, President Woodrow Wilson commemorated the first official Armistice Day, which was originally established to recognize the end of World War I, but in 1954, after the efforts of World War II and the Korean War, veterans organizations requested Congress to amend the holiday to include all veterans. Congress agreed and in October of 1954, President Dwight D Eisenhower issued the first Veterans Day Proclamation.
“Each Veterans Day, we pause to honor the service of those who have stood to defend our freedoms. We are blessed in our great country to have brave men and women, in the past and in the present, willing to persevere to keep our nation free, safe, and proud,” said Nick Miller, Eaton Funeral Service manager.
On Thursday, Nov. 11, Eaton’s facility on North Main Street in Mocksville will be open from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. to honor veterans. In consideration of the concerns surrounding COVID-19, there will not be a large gathering with fellowship and a picnic. This year, veterans will receive gifts including a gift certificate to a local restaurant for a meal of appreciation.
:We invite our veterans to stop by to receive their gift or contact us if you are unable to drop in and would like your gift delivered to you,” Miller said.