Program designed to honor veterans

Published 12:00 am Sunday, November 11, 2001

The Messenger

I therefore believe it is my duty to my Country to love it; to support its Constitution; to obey its laws; to respect its flag, and to defend it against all enemies.

– William Tyler Page

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In a drizzling rain in a railway car in the Compiegue Forest in 1918, peace was signed and fighting was ordered to stop on all battlefronts at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. World War I had ended and the world was at peace.

Other wars in other times shattered that peace but that hour, day and month will never be forgotten.

Each year, the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11 month is set aside for all Americans to pause to remember and honor the men and women who have fought for and defended freedom at home and abroad.

For 25 years, the citizens of Pike County have had an opportunity to honor veterans with their presence at the Veterans Day program held at Troy’s Bicentennial Park at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11. However, since Veterans’ Day falls on Sunday this year the program will be held at 11 a.m. Nov. 12.

This year the program will be even more special since the country’s military men and women are fighting another was – the "War on Terrorism."

We encourage everyone to attend the Veterans’ Day program tomorrow at Bicentennial Park. A few minutes out of our day are the least we can give in memory and in honor of those who have fought for us and for our country.


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