Veteran's Day is one of the most important holidays across the nation. We all should remember the reason for the holiday. It is a time to honor those who gave their time to protect the freedoms we love.
On holidays like these, many gather to remember loved ones. In Harker Heights, such an event is set to take place soon.
Veterans Ceremony in Harker Heights
On November 10th, the ceremony will take place. It is set to begin at 6:30 PM at the Harker Heights Activities Center, located at 400 Indian Trail.
In a press release from the City, some of the organizations involved include: Area Veterans Advisory Committee, Vietnam Veterans of America Ch. 1000, Military Veterans Peer Network, Friends of the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery & Wreath Riders, Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce, along with military officials and local government.
The Mayor of Harker Heights, Spencer H. Smith, also said in a statement from the release:
"The Harker Heights Veterans Day ceremony is a longstanding tradition that we’re privileged to host, Its important to come together as a community and remember all who have served our country.”
The event will be held indoors as well.
Veterans Day History
The press release also goes into detail about the history of the holiday. First known as Armistice Day, the holiday officially became national in 1938. And in 1954, President at the time Dwight D. Eisenhower officially changed the name to Veterans Day.
Remember to thank those who serve for us, as they keep us free.
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