To Our Harrison Family,
Today, November 11, we pause to express our gratitude and appreciation for our Veterans who bravely and selflessly served our country.
Taking a day to honor the gallant heroes who fought for our country began with an Act approved on May 13, 1938, in which the 11th of November of each year became a legal holiday. The day was to be dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be thereafter celebrated and known as “Armistice Day.” Armistice Day was primarily a day to honor veterans of World War I. In 1954, after the Korean War and in consideration of World War II which required the greatest mobilization of soldiers, sailors, Marines, and airmen in our Nation’s history, the 83rd Congress, at the urging of Veterans service organizations, amended the Act of 1938 by striking out the word “Armistice” and inserting in its place the word “Veterans.” With the approval of this legislation on June 1, 1954, November 11th became a day to honor American veterans of all wars.
Veterans Day is a holiday to reflect and celebrate our country and those who have served it. Take a moment, as I do, to think about the sacrifices made by those who have served, along with their families, so that we can live in our free and great nation.
On behalf of the Harrison Township community, I express our sincere thanks to all Veterans for answering the call of duty. Thank you for your courage.
You can honor our veterans here in Harrison Township with a memorial brick along The Harrison Township Veterans Memorial, “Hero Lane”, located at the entrance of the William Wilt Soccer Complex. This walkway to the memorial is lined with engraved pavers honoring those veterans who have given of themselves in honor of our country. You can order a paver by clicking here or contacting Lawrence Moore at 856-478-4111.
Together for Harrison Township,