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Veterans Day ceremony in Rocklin

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Rocklin American Legion Post 620 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 904 will host the Veterans Day program at 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, at the Rocklin Cemetery Veterans Memorial, 4090 Kannasto St. The public is welcome to come honor the veterans.

The Whitney High School Air Force Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps will conduct the flag ceremony. Guest speakers for the event are U.S. Army Lt. Col. John Cara (retired) and Rocklin Police Chief Ron Lawrence.

Placer County has been home to 31,514 of California’s 1,726,342 veterans.

Veterans organization continue to observe the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, when the guns of World War I fell silent. President Wilson proclaimed Nov. 11, 1919, as the first commemoration for our veterans. It was then known as Armistice Day. President Eisenhower, at the urging of veterans organizations, replaced the word “armistice” with “veterans” on Oct. 8, 1954. Thus Nov. 11 became the day to honor American veterans of all ward for the patriotism, love of country and willingness to serve and even sacrifice their lives to preserve our freedoms.

For more information, call 765-1719 or email lgsusaff63@hotmail.com.