Downtown 1958

Downtown 1958

Friday, November 11, 2016

Veterans Day on the Square

November 12, 1966, Appleton Post-Crescent
Veterans Day activities made their annual appearance on the Menasha Square that November day in 1966.  Special kudos to the photographer recording this event at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, per Veterans Day (formerly Armistice Day) protocol.  Major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at that precise time in 1918, when the armistice with Germany went into effect. The United States previously observed Armistice Day until it was renamed Veterans Day in 1954.

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