Annual Veterans Day Ceremony: Sunday, November 11, 2018

When/Where:  Sunday, November 11th, 2018 at 10:30 / War Memorial Plaza (Delaware Bridge) 163 Cherry Lane, New Castle, DE 19720

Delaware Commission of Veterans Affairs (DCVA) request the pleasure of your company to our annual Veterans Day Ceremony. This year’s event is being hosted by the Marine Corps League with the hosting support of DCVA. Please help us celebrate and honor all our veterans past and present.

Veterans Day History:

Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day’ on November 11, 1918, the first anniversary of the end of World War I.

The United States Congress officially recognized the end of World War I when it passed a concurrent resolution on June 4, 1926, with these words:

Whereas the 11th of November 1918, marked the cessation of the most destructive, sanguinary, and far reaching war in human annals and the resumption by the people of the United States of peaceful relations with other nations, which we hope may never again be severed, and

Whereas it is fitting that the recurring anniversary of this date should be commemorated with thanksgiving and prayer and exercises designed to perpetuate peace through good will and mutual understanding between nations; and

Whereas the legislatures of twenty-seven of our States have already declared November 11 to be a legal holiday: Therefore be it Resolved by the Senate (the House of Representatives concurring), that the President of the United States is requested to issue a proclamation calling upon the officials to display the flag of the United States on all Government buildings on November 11 and inviting the people of the United States to observe the day in schools and churches, or other suitable places, with appropriate ceremonies of friendly relations with all other peoples.


‘For the Veteran, thank you for bravely doing what you’re called to do, so we can safely do what we’re FREE to do.’

‘The willingness of America’s Veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude.’ -Jeff Miller

‘Veteran: It’s not that I can and others can’t; it’s that I did and others didn’t.’

‘We don’t know them all, but we own them all!’