World War I – known at the time as “The Great War” – officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France. 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.”
On October 30th, President Donald J. Trump issued a Presidential Proclamation to recognize Veteran’s and Families Month. President Trump paid tribute to the men and women in uniform and their families who have given so much in service of America that included the following statement in his proclamation.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim November 2020 as National Veterans and Military Families Month. I encourage all communities, all sectors of society, and all Americans to acknowledge and honor the service, sacrifices, and contributions of veterans and military families for what they have done and for what they do every day to support our great Nation.
“Today, we would like to recognize Siegel High School’s Faculty and Staff who have served our great nation as Veterans.
Mr. Boutte: US Marine Corps: 4 years
Mr. Dusenberry: US Air Force, 9 yrs Mr. Scott Myers; US Air Force, 6 years
Mr. Cing: US Army, 12 yrs Mr. Boutte: US Marine Corps: 4 years
Officer Sanders: US Marine Corps, 11 years
Mr. Scott Myers; US Air Force, 6 years
Sergeant Turner; US Army National Guard, 6 years
Chief Warrant Officer 4 Alcendor: US Army, 25 yrs
Mrs. Hardwick: US Army, 5 yrs
Master Sergeant Thurston: US Army, 20 yrs
“Our veterans represent the very best of America. They have bravely answered the call to serve in the finest military force in the world, and they have earned the dignity that comes with wearing the uniform and defending our great flag. On Veterans Day, we honor all Americans who have served in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard, both in times of war and peace. For nearly 100 years, since the end of World War I, Veterans Day has given us a time to pay due respect to our veterans, who have passed the torch of liberty from one generation to the next.”