Veteran’s Day is Tuesday, November 11 and there are several public services planned in the area. The day of remembrance and honor was first proclaimed by President Wilson in 1919 in recognition of Armistice Day. In 1938, the U.S. Congress established November 11 as a legal holiday and changed the name from Armistice Day to Veteran’s Day, a day to honor American Veterans of all wars and conflicts.
The stories of our local veterans are an important part of our history in Kearney County, our state and our nation. This article features the stories of two local World War II veterans, Willard Olson and Norris Christensen.
See the full article in the November 5th Courier.