Veterans for Peace, People of Peace to hold Armistice Day recognition

This Armistice Day – Sunday Nov. 11 – the Sheboygan Veterans for Peace and the People of Peace will gather at 2 p.m. at the Peace Pole in the triangle formed by Michigan Avenue, Broughton Drive and Third Street near Deland Park.

The gathering, designed to focus on peace even as we commemorate and appreciate our veterans, will include brief remarks by representatives of the two groups, music, and a time of silence.

The gathering returns to the original focus of Armistice Day which was begun in 1918 to mark the end of hostilities in World War I and to celebrate the new found peace. Following World War II, the day became more commonly known as Veterans Day and is observed each year on Nov. 11 throughout the United States.

The day is traditionally observed as a time to commemorate and celebrate veterans. In addition, it seems a good time to promote the idea of peace as a way of hon- oring those who have served.

The Peace Pole bears the phrase “May Peace Prevail on Earth” in eight languages and is one of more than 200,000 such poles located throughout the world. The Veterans for Peace and the People of Peace are joining forces to upgrade the area with plantings and benches as a location for those who support peace to gather and reflect.

For more information, contact Barbara Hill at 920-453-9525.

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