Good morning Del Cerro! On US holidays, the Elks Lodge 168, places flags on Navajo Road from Jackson Drive to the middle of the driving range. John Pilch and I place them from the middle of the driving range east to Bisby Lake. The following is the text John sent out to the members of the San Carlos Area Council. I thought it was worth posting on the DCAC website as well. Jay Wilson, Secretary, DCAC
Veterans Day is an official United States public holiday, observed annually on November 11, that honors military veterans, that is, persons who served in the United States Armed Forces. It coincides with other holidays, including Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, celebrated in other countries that mark the anniversary of the end of World War I; major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, when the Armistice with Germany went into effect. The United States previously observed Armistice Day. The U.S. holiday was renamed Veterans Day in 1954.
Flags are flying on the Navajo median to honor all our veterans, not just today, but every day. The Del Cerro Action Council and the San Carlos Area Council ask that you remember our veterans daily for the sacrifices each has made for us and the country. Please remember their families also, for the sacrifices they made while their loved one served the country.
Many thanks to Jay Wilson for his help, and the Elk’s Lodge #168 members for placing the flags along Navajo Road today. Flags are also flying in Allied Gardens, courtesy of the Grantville/Allied Gardens Kiwanis, and on Lake Murray Blvd. at El Paso St., courtesy of the Lake Murray Kiwanis.
We hope your day is enjoyable. Please observe a moment of silence at 11:11 to remember our veterans.
John Pilch SCAC