2017
two thousand seventeen
Twenty-Seventeen
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Clear skies and warm temperatures were the backdrop for Newark's annual Veteran's Day observance. 
Participating were scouts and students, marching to the Newark High School Band. The parade also featured the VFW & American Legion Color Guard. And of course, fire trucks.
Lt. Col. Fred Pirelli was master of ceremonies for the event, originally called Armistice Day, established as a result of the end of the first world war.
In November 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day with the following words: "To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations…"


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