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Veteran's Day

by The Rullo Team

On this Veterans Day, let us remember the tremendous service and sacrifice of our veterans; and let us never forget our national promise to fulfill the sacred obligation  to our veterans and their families, and though there is only one day a year solely dedicated to honoring our veterans, let not a single day pass that we forget the sacrifice these countrymen have made, to protect and defend our freedom and country.  

From the bottom of our hearts and with eternal gratitude; Thank You to all who have served this great nation!  

 

Veterans Day Events Taking Place In St. Charles

Wednesday, November 11 

St. Charles Official Veterans Day Ceremony

10:30 a.m.  

The city’s annual Veterans Day ceremony will take place at St. Charles Fire Station 1, (112 N. Riverside Ave.) All are welcome. The ceremony will include a reading of the official Veterans Day proclamation, an invocation and a 21-gun salute. 

St. Charles North High School:  Ninth Annual Veterans Celebration Concert. 

 6:30-8:30 p.m. 

255 Red Gate Road, St. Charles

This FREE concert pays tribute to veterans’ service.  Musical selections will feature the music of American composers performed by St. Charles North’s music students. Songs from each branch of the Armed Forces will be played to recognize the veterans present. Space is limited, and past performances have hit capacity. Priority ticketing and seating will be given to veterans. So, to determine whether space is still available, call 331-228-6416

Celebrating Veterans Through Art

Saturday, Nov. 7-Saturday, Nov 14

The St. Charles Arts Council, American Legion Post 342, AMVETS Post 503, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5036, People for the Arts/East High School and St. Charles School District 303 have announced the inaugural Celebration “Celebrating Veterans Through Art event, which features concerts, an art gallery, a public art installation project, veteran interview videos and more. 

Tickets are on sale for a featured event, the Veteran Honor Show, which will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, at the Arcada Theatre (105 E. Main St., St. Charles). The show is part concert and part theater, combining music, videos and the spoken word to tell veterans' stories. It will be preceded by a veterans-only reception at The Office restaurant (201 E. Main St., St. Charles). The reception – paid for by American Legion Post 342, AMVETS Post 503 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5036 – will be free to veterans, who may bring a guest. Reservations for the reception may be made by contacting the St. Charles Arts Council at info@StCharlesArtsCouncil.org or 630-443-3794. Space is limited. Tickets for the Arcada event are $10 for general admission and free for veterans with proof of service. They may be bought through the St. Charles Arts Council website by clicking on "donations." 

 ***Those who buy an online ticket should stop by the Arcada box office as they enter the theater to check in*** 



VETERANS DAY - THANK YOU!

by The Rullo Team

World War I officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919. However, fighting ceased seven months earlier when an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. For that reason, November 11, 1918, is generally regarded as the end of “the war to end all wars.” In November 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day. On June 1, 1954, November 11th became a day to honor American veterans of all wars and the name was changed to ‘Veterans Day”.  For a few years, from 1971 to 1977, Veterans day was observed on a Monday in order to ensure a three day weekend for federal employees, but due to confusion (many states continued to observe the holiday on the original date) and the fact that this day is a matter of historic and patriotic significance to a great number of our citizens, it was decided that Veterans Day would be observed on November 11 regardless of what day of the week on which it falls. The restoration of the observance of Veterans Day to November 11 not only preserves the historical significance of the date, but helps focus attention on the important purpose of Veterans Day: A celebration to honor America's veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good. 

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