Honoring Men And Women On Veterans Day


By Daniel M. Nachmanoff

Saturday, Nov. 11, was Veterans Day. On this day, we honor all men and women throughout American history who fought to protect our freedoms. However, this year, Veterans Day was the 100th anniversary of the United States entering World War I. This was a decisive event as the war ended one year later, in 1918.

Congress decided in 1938 to honor all veterans on the day that the Armistice was signed on Nov. 11, 1918—at “the 11th hour of the 11th day in the 11th month.” WWI was called the “Great War to End All Wars.” That didn’t happen, and some people say we have been at war, one way or another, ever since.

The Great Neck Park District is proud to be the guardians of two veteran memorials; one in the Village Green and the other in Cutter Mill Park. I’d like to offer a big
thank you to the veteran societies and our fire companies, as our remembrance ceremonies couldn’t be accomplished without their cooperation and support. The next time you visit these parks, we hope you will take some time to view these special memorials.

Daniel M. Nachmanoff is a commissioner for the Great Neck Park District.

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