Published: 11 November 2023
via the Friends of Fort Caswell Rifle Range web site
On November 11, 1918, at 11am (the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month), World War I ended. In the years following, ceremonies were held to honor the day, known as Armistice Day.
Armistice Day became a national holiday in the United States in 1938. It was a celebration of the “war to end all wars.” But a few years later, a new world war broke out.
Veterans Day became the new national holiday in 1954, a day to recognize all veterans.
In April of this year, The Friends of Fort Caswell Rifle Range completed their mission to honor the World War I veterans from Brunswick County by reading their names. World War I is commonly known as the Forgotten War. These Roll Calls ensured that the names of the men and women and their sacrifices would not be forgotten.
Read the entire article on the Friends of Fort Caswell Rifle Range web site.
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