Originally known as Armistice Day to commemorate the end of World War I, Veterans Day is a federal holiday in the United States observed on November 11 for honoring military veterans of the United States. A Congressional Act approved on May 13, 1938, made November 11 a legal holiday dedicated to America’s veterans for their willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.
On Saturday, November 11, from 11 am to 12 pm, the Wilton Historical Society will hold a Wreath Making Workshop for kids in celebration of Veteran’s Day. Each participant will assemble a decorative wreath adorned with burlap and cranberries, while Museum Educator Catherine Lipper discusses the significance and history of the holiday in the United States.
Suggested for ages 6-10. Members: $10 per child; Non-members $15 per child.
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Did You Know?
In 1945, World War II veteran Raymond Weeks had the idea to expand Armistice Day to celebrate all veterans, not just those who perished in World War I. Weeks brought a delegation to General Dwight Eisenhower, who supported the idea of a National Veterans Day, and led the first national Veterans Day celebration in 1947 in Alabama.
This event is generously supported by DIG USA. Their after school and camp programs include soccer, chess, arts and crafts, nerf capture the flag, flag football, Rubik’s cubes and much more!