"New England’s largest infantry unit. A lifesaving war dog. A German attack on Cape Cod.
These all contributed to the unique role Massachusetts played in World War I, which ended 100 years ago on Sunday.
World War I, also known as the Great War, is often overshadowed by other historic wars. It was shorter, claimed fewer lives and the United States involvement was less extreme compared to other war efforts.
The end of World War I was once known as “Armistice Day,” which was observed each year on Nov. 11. That changed, however, in the 1950s when President Dwight Eisenhower decided the day should include the recognition of World War II veterans, giving it the name still used today - Veterans Day."Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
Today's Veterans Day ceremony will begin at 1:30 PM on the Town Common and be followed by a reception at the Senior Center.
Parking around the Town Common should be reserved for the older veterans. Parking at Horace Mann and the High School is also a short walk away. Parking alternatives can be found at the Charter School and the Public Library (closed today).
|the Veterans Walkway in the rain on Saturday|
Make checks payable to Franklin VFW Post 3402