The Eleventh Hour

The United States Marine Corps celebrates 240 years of service today. The Hunt County Honor Guard dips the USMC flag in honor.
The United States Marine Corps celebrates 240 years of service today. The Hunt County Honor Guard dips the USMC flag in honor.

Armistice Day (which coincides with Remembrance Day and Veterans, public holidays) is commemorated every year on 11 November to mark the armistice signed between the Allies of World War I and Germany at Compiègne, France, for the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front of World War I, which took effect at eleven o’clock in the morning—the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month” of 1918.
The Hunt County ceremony honoring veterans of all branches of service took place today at eight-thirty A.M. Judge John Horn opened the ceremony and Warren Dennis offered the invocation. The Greenville High School Navy Jr. ROTC under the command of Commander James Reed performed a precision drill sequence. The Flaming Flashes provided local color and the GHS Band played the service songs of all branches to honor the veterans.
Texas Representative from District 2, Dan Flynn, told the story of his early military experience. He lamented that Vietnam veterans often had to change out of their uniforms in the bus station restroom because they were spit upon when they walked out onto the street.
Greenville Fire and Rescue hoisted the flag that shadowed the ceremony.

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