Strait On – the history of Veterans Day

Photo courtesy of Alaska Coast GuardVeterans Day became a national holiday in 1938, and is celebrated each year on Nov. 11. ■ By Rusty Strait / Senior Reporter Some folks confuse the various holidays that honor the veterans of our many wars, some of which most of us are not even aware of – even on what we call Veterans Day. Perhaps you think Veterans Day originated with the Revolutionary War, or perhaps WWII or even Vietnam. Those are the wars that so quickly come to mind when we honor our veterans. Some of us take the remembrances more seriously because a member of our family, or a friend, served and

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