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ITOW to be featured on MPR’s ‘Morning Edition’ on Veterans Day

Published 11/06/2011, Wadena Pioneer Journal

In November 1919, President Wilson proclaimed Nov. 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day, the end of World War I, with the following words: “To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations ...” An Act of Congress in 1938 made the 11th of November in each year a legal holiday — a day to be dedicated to the cause of world peace.

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