Celebrate Military Service this Veterans Day

Veteran's Day

Thank You, Veterans, for Your Service

Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard extends deep appreciation for the service of our military veterans this Veterans Day weekend. In honor of Veterans Day, this year observed on Nov. 12, the boatyard will be taking down its U.S. flag for the season.

A bit of Veterans Day history…

Veterans Day gives Americans the opportunity to celebrate the bravery and sacrifice of all U.S. veterans.

Formerly known as Armistice Day, the day of observance was originally set as a U.S. legal holiday to honor the end of World War I, which officially took place on Nov. 11, 1918. In legislation passed in 1938, Nov. 11 was “dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be hereafter celebrated and known as ‘Armistice Day.'” As such, this new legal holiday honored World War I veterans.

Then, in 1954, after having been through both World War II and the Korean War, the 83rd U.S. Congress — at the urging of the veterans service organizations — amended the Act of 1938 by striking the word “Armistice” and inserting the word “Veterans.”

With the approval of this legislation on June 1, 1954, Nov. 11 became a day to honor American veterans of all wars. Read more at Military.com.

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