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2018 Veterans Day Guide

A guide to honoring all who served in times of war -- in times of peace.

History of Veterans Day

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History of Veterans Day

World War I -- known at the time as "The Great War" -- officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France. However, fighting ceased seven months earlier when...

WWI Centennial and Veterans Day event to be held in Olympia

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WWI Centennial and Veterans Day event to be held in Olympia

On Nov. 11, the world and Washington state will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armistice that ended the fighting in World War I at 11 a.m., Nov. 11, 1918 -- the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.

JBLM supports Veterans Day observances throughout the region

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JBLM supports Veterans Day observances throughout the region

Joint Base Lewis-McChord will support more than 40 Veterans Day events hosted by schools, veterans groups and other organizations in local communities through Nov. 12.

Gig Harbor honors veterans

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Gig Harbor honors veterans

The waterfront hamlet of Gig Harbor has a variety of events and honors to celebrate Veterans Day Sunday, Nov. 11, and Veterans Day Nov. 12. This year, Veterans Day is especially poignant as it marks the 100th Anniversary of the end of "The...

Presenting 'The Veterans Day Project'

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Presenting 'The Veterans Day Project'

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, an armistice was signed in France, ending all fighting on the Western Front of World War I. That day is now commemorated as Armistice Day -- or Veterans Day -- and we've been celebrating...

Vietnam remembered

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Vietnam remembered

The Smithsonian Channel will commemorate this year's Veterans Day with two premieres offering unique and new aspects of the Vietnam War.

Medallion promotes good planning

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Medallion promotes good planning

Veterans know the value of good planning. Not only does a well laid out concept of operations minimize problems, but it also ensures that events move smoothly.

Free meals, deals, and discounts for veterans

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Free meals, deals, and discounts for veterans

All servicemembers deserve a "Thank You" every day for serving our country and protecting our freedom. This Veterans Day weekend, local and national businesses are going above and beyond by saying thanks with free food and special offers for...

Veterans Day 2018

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Veterans Day 2018

LeMay - America's Car Museum. Active-duty, retirees, and veterans can enjoy complimentary admission to the museum Sunday, Nov. 11. Military ID or proof of service is required. Military members receive 10 percent off admission daily. 10 a.m. to 5...

Soldier learns more about D-Day and his WWII veteran grandfather, during staff ride

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Soldier learns more about D-Day and his WWII veteran grandfather, during staff ride

"My grandpa came through on the first of July in 1944," said Sgt. 1st Class Joshua Fulghum, describing his grandfather's participation in Operation Overlord while visiting Omaha Beach in Normandy, France, during U.S. Army Europe's Senior Enlisted...

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