Veterans Day

Event Date: Saturday, 11 November 2023 at 10:45 a.m.
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The Air Mobility Command Museum will host the Milford Community Band on November 11, 2023, to honor all Veterans.

The event is free to all and the museum gates will open at 9 a.m. for this special celebration. The program will begin at 10:45 a.m. with limited seating. 

Our static display aircraft, C-5A, and C-141B, and C-130E will be open until 3:00 p.m.

You can get more information by calling the museum’s Operations Manager, Mike Hurlburt, at 302-677-3855, or by email at opsamcm@comcast.net.

Veterans Day is a time to remember that the freedoms we enjoy as Americans have come with a price, and have been earned and perpetuated by the brave men and women who have answered the call to duty for their country. Without their dedication and sacrifice, America would be a very different place today. Come and join us in thanking America’s military veterans through this very special ceremony.

World War I, known as “The Great War” or “The War to End All Wars”, officially ended on June 28, 1919 with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, signed in the Palace of Versailles, France. Hostilities actually ceased seven months earlier on Nov 1918, on the 11th hour of the 11th day. This moment in time marked the cessations of the most destructive, costly, and far-reaching war in human history.

To of those who died and served with gratitude for victory commemorate this occasion, President Wilson declared November 11, 1919 as Armistice Day with the following words: “To us in America the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism and freedom which it has help maintain.”

In 1938, Armistice Day became a national holiday and in 1954 the 83rd Congress, at the urging of Veteran groups, changed the word ‘Armistice’ to ‘Veterans’. President Dwight D. Eisenhower issued the first Veterans Day Proclamation: “In order to insure proper and wide spread observation of this anniversary, all Veteran’s organizations and all citizenry will wish to join hands in the common purpose.”

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