Veterans Day originally began in 1919 under President Woodrow Wilson to commemorate the end of World War I. However, it was not until after the Korean War that President Dwight D.
Eisenhower officially designated November 11th as Veterans Day. It is important to note that Veterans Day is sometimes confused with Memorial Day, which specifically honors those who have died while serving our country.
On Veterans Day, we pay tribute to all individuals who have worn a uniform. Today, on Veterans Day, we would like to express our gratitude and say a heartfelt thank you to all veterans.
A single day does not seem sufficient to honor your service, but we are truly thankful for you throughout the year. Your sacrifice is what has allowed us to enjoy the freedoms we have today. There are numerous events taking place in the valley to acknowledge and pay respects to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. We have Holly who is live in Tempe, reporting on the parade that is about to commence. Good morning, Holly.
What is happening at the parade in Tempe? It appears to be an exciting start to our morning here. This is an important day to honor our military veterans, as Whitney mentioned earlier.
The parade in Tempe will begin at 10:00, which leaves us with less than an hour. We are currently at ASU Gamage, and the parade route will stretch all the way to Tempe Town Lake. There will also be additional services and a barbecue in that area. Right now, behind me, we see the preparations underway, including a high school rock band getting ready.
The parade will feature marching bands, veterans, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, and more. It promises to be a significant parade passing through the heart of the town..