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November 6, 2018 • Page 6 shop online at www.missourivalleyshopper.com HONORING The Ernest Bowyer VFW Post 791 will host a Veterans Day Banquet Sunday, November 11, 2018 Social Hour 5:00pm to 6:00pm Meal served at 6:00pm for VFW and Auxiliary members. (This is a free membership dinner for all paid up 2018-2019 Post and Auxiliary members.) Guests are welcome to attend for $9.00 a plate. Guest Speaker: Dan Klimisch Presenting immediately following the meal. Avenue of Flags Will be on display in Memorial Park From 8:00am-3:00pm (weather permitting) With the Retreat of Colors to be held at 4:30pm at the VFW Post. MV Shopper 319 Walnut, Yankton • 605.665.5884 MV Shopper M I S S O U R I VA L L E Y M I S S O U R I VA L L E Y Remembering Our Heroes! - Thank you Veterans - Veterans Day Facts and Figures Veterans Day, once known as Armistice Day, was first celebrated on November 11, 1919, the anniversary of the end of World War I. In 1928, the United States Congress passed a resolution for Armistice Day to be an annual observation, and by 1938, the day became a national holiday. Differing from Memorial Day in May, Armistice Day, which would be renamed Veterans Day in 1954 under President Dwight Eisenhower, pays tribute to veterans who survived various wars. Memorial Day commemorates those veterans who lost their lives. Americans celebrate Veterans Day, while residents of Great Britain, Canada and Australia celebrate Remembrance Day. Those who want to learn more about Veterans Day can consider the following facts. • According to the American Community Survey, there were 19.3 million military veterans in the United States in 2014. Of those, 1.6 million were female. • California, Texas and Florida comprise the states with the largest number of veterans, equalling one million or more. • Veterans consist of people who served in the military. This includes the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Veterans serve in times of war and peace. • The word ‘veteran’ comes from the Old English language and means ‘old, experienced soldier’. The first use of the word was documented in 1789. • Although many veterans are working, and the average annual income of male veterans is $37,000, some veterans continue to be unemployed. According to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the overall unemployment rate for veterans rose to 7.6 percent in January 2013. The unemployment rate of post-9/11 veterans or those who participated in the Gulf War reached 6.2 percent. • Upon retiring or being discharged, veterans may need help acclimating to life outside the military. The Department of Veterans Affairs says about 30 percent of Vietnam War veterans have been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. • Between 1971 and 1977, Veterans Day was celebrated on the fourth Monday in October. It was changed back to its original date, November 11, in 1975 when President Gerald Ford signed bill S.331 into law. The change went into effect beginning in 1978. • An American soldier was buried at the national cemetery in Arlington on November 11, 1921. His identity was unknown, and the gravesite is known as the ‘Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.’ A guard from the Society of the Honor Guard stands watch over the grave each year on Veterans Day, and the president or another high-ranking member of the government places a wreath on the grave. Veterans Day occurs each year on November 11, marking the end of World War I. The day has evolved into a celebration and remembrance of the heroism of America’s brave soldiers. Yankton Pizza Ranch MASTER TECH AUTO CLINIC Veterans & Active Military Todd & Lori Heckenlaible November 11th ONLY 89848 557th Ave., South Yankton Phone: 402-667-2992 • Monday-Friday 8am-5pm 1501 Broadway Ave. Yankton (No need to dial 402 from Yankton. We’re that close!) 665-1222 Gerstner OIL CO. Hyrdo Extrusion SapaNorth America Extrusions Inc. 2500 Alumax Rd. 2500 Alumax Yankton, SD 57078 Yankton, SD 57078 605-665-6063 605-665-6063 FREE BUFFET M-F 11-2 & 4:30-7:30 Sat.-Sun. 11-7:30 Thank You to our Veterans! Petrolium Fuels And lubricAnts distributor 3004 East Highway 50 Yankton, SD 57078 Phone: 605-665-5568 • Wats: 1-800-456-0744 Thank You to our Veterans We salute our Veterans! Kolberg-Pioneer, Inc. PO Box 20, Yankton, South Dakota 605-665-9311 • www.kpijci.com THANK YOU VETERANS FOR ALL YOUR AUTOMOTIVE, TRUCK AND TRACTOR PARTS COME TO: “Get the good stuff!” COX AUTO SUPPLY THANK YOU! Honoring Those Who Served 2507 Fox Run Parkway, Yankton • 665-8073 1007 Broadway • Yankton • 605-665-4494 Becker Body Shop Complete Body Repair APPLIED ENGINEERING, INC. ThE FREEmAN ComPANy 2008 East Highway 50 • Yankton, SD 57078 T: (605) 665-4425 • F: (605) 665-1479 HR@Appliedeng.com www.appliedeng.com Charles Becker - Owner Thank You Veterans! 1702 Broadway • Yankton Phone/Fax (605) 665-5925 Direct Repair Facility for All Major Insurance Companies Stewart Carpet Center Established 1958 - Gregg Stewart & Mary Lee Stewart 1803 Broadway, Yankton, SD • 605-665-7183 stewartcarpetcenter.com
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