2014-11-06 / Front Page

Community commemorates Veterans Day

Veteran Gary Rickards, left, helped raise the flag at Mariposa Elementary School's Veterans Day observance on Monday. Rickards served with U.S. Army Special Forces in Vietnam between 1966 and 1970.Veteran Gary Rickards, left, helped raise the flag at Mariposa Elementary School's Veterans Day observance on Monday. Rickards served with U.S. Army Special Forces in Vietnam between 1966 and 1970.Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014 - 8:45 a.m. - Local schools held at least two Veterans Day observances on Monday, before students left for their holiday today.

The ceremonies were held at Mariposa Elementary School in town and Woodland Elementary School in Bootjack.

Mariposa's Veterans of Foreign Wars, or VFW hall, holds a Veterans Day dinner for vets, friends and families this evening. The dinner starts at 5 p.m. at the hall at the intersection of highways 140 and 49 North.

Veterans Day is always held on Nov. 11 in memory of the Nov. 11, 1918 armistace that ended World War I.

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The sad part about this

The sad part about this picture is that only the older generation is putting their hands over their hearts during the raising of the flag. We need remind our young people that Veterans fought and died for what that flag represents and they need to show some respect.

Actually, November 11, 1918,

Actually, November 11, 1918, marks the armistice. A cease fire went into effect in 1918 at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. November 11, 1919, was the first commemoration of Armistice Day.

You are correct, Anonymouse.

You are correct, Anonymouse.

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