103 years ago, at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, the Great War ends. At 5 a.m. that morning, Germany, bereft of manpower and supplies and faced with imminent invasion, signed an armistice agreement with the Allies in a railroad car outside Compiégne, France.
Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938.
This week, Boy Scouts of Troop 51, with the support of Veterans of Post 615, will post flags over Waynesville. At the same time, the Scouts will be sharing information with our subscribers about Scouting for Food. This is an initiative to collect non-perishable food to help the needy in the Dan Beard Council Area. Scouting for food details are linked here.