Monday, November 16, 2015

Veteran’s Day Tribute

Wednesday Nov. 11--Club member Stan Whelchel was a U.S. Marine in the 1950s. He spoke today about how Veteran’s Day came into being as a national holiday and day of remembrance.

Established at the end of World War I as Armistice Day, the name was changed to Veteran’s Day during the Eisenhower administration. Stan also pointed out that yesterday was the 240th anniversary of the founding of the U.S. Marine Corps.

He rounded out his interesting program with a video titled “Story Behind the National Anthem” that tells the story of Francis Scott Key and the Battle of Fort McHenry. Click on the link below to see this moving story.

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