Town of Carrboro employees who are veterans will be recognized for their service and sacrifice by Mayor Lydia Lavelle and the Town Council on Veterans Day. This special recognition will take place at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, on the steps in front of Carrboro Town Hall, 301 W. Main St. Carrboro, N.C.
An Orange County Veterans Day Celebration will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, at Southern Human Services Campus, 2501 Homestead Drive, Chapel Hill, NC. This event is free and open to the public. Masks and social distancing are required. If you can’t be there in person, you can watch live on Orange County Veterans Memorial’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/orangecountyveteransmemorial. Learn more at http://www.orangecountyveteransmemorial.com/
Veterans Day is marked each year on Nov. 11, the anniversary of the signing of the armistice (cease-fire) that ended that war. The armistice was signed in 1918 and President Woodrow Wilson first began the tradition of it as a day of American national remembrance in November 1919. In 1938, it became an official national holiday. In 1954, it became known as Veterans Day instead of Armistice Day.