Remembering Those Who Served on Veteran’s Day
Many parades and remembrance ceremonies were held today (Sunday) in our area with additional ones set for Monday. Veteran's Day was originally called "Armistice Day" on November 11, 1919 which marked the first anniversary of the end of World War I. In later years Congress passed a resolution for an annual observance and it has become a national holiday. The day celebrates the service of all United States military veterans. A Veteran's Day parade was held in Binghamton this (Sunday) afternoon.
The parade formed near the American Legion Post 80 at 76 Main Street and proceeded to the Broome County Courthouse. Organizers had numerous groups and organizations involved in the parade. Along with various service veteran's were numerous groups and organizations. Military personnel and vehicles took part in marching in the parade. Several hundred people turned out to watch and greet veteran's as they marched or drove by.
Other services are planned on Monday. In Johnson City there will be a Veteran's Day ceremony at Veteran's Park on Main Street beginning at 11:00 A.M. Frank A Johnson American Legion Post 758 will conduct ceremonies.