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By Thomas J. Sullivan–
A Veterans Day public observance service will be held at Sylvan Cemetery in Citrus Heights on Monday, Nov. 11, at 7401 Auburn Blvd.
The ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m. with a 30-minute march through the historical section of the cemetery, which stops briefly at each flag station to read a prayer and salute the flag.
The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918 marks the cessation of hostilities between the Allied Nations and Germany in World War 1. Veterans Day became a legal federal holiday in 1938. In the aftermath of World War II and the Korean War, Armistice Day became Veterans Day, a holiday dedicated to American veterans.
Unlike Memorial Day, Veterans Day was not intended to just remember those that fell in battle, but a day to recognize all the men and women who have served the nation over its 241-year history.
March participants will include members of Citrus Heights American Legion Post 637, Legion Auxiliary, the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Sons of the American Revolution, Boy Scout Troop #228, and motorcycle officers of Citrus Heights Police Department and all others who may wish to march.
The march concludes at the cemetery gazebo where there will be a one-hour ceremony. Attendees encouraged to arrive early to be seated for the ceremony.
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