"On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, was declared between the Allied nations and Germany in the First World War, then known as "the Great War." Commemorated as Armistice Day beginning the following year, November 11th became a legal federal holiday in the United States in 1938. In the aftermath of World War II and the Korean War, Armistice Day became Veterans Day, a holiday dedicated to American veterans of all wars " ---per History.com
"In an unbroken line of valor stretching across more than two centuries, our veterans have charged into harm's way, sometimes making the ultimate sacrifice, to protect the freedoms that have blessed America. Whether Active Duty, Reserve, or National Guard, they are our Nation's finest citizens, and they have shown the heights to which Americans can rise when asked and inspired to do so." -----President Barack Obama"
I’d like to take this opportunity to thank our military veterans and active service members.
The sacrifices of our country’s veterans are recognized with parades, memorials and many other displays of appreciation.
How can you pay tribute to soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines and Coast guardsmen? Here are some ways:
- At 11 a.m on Nov. 11, observe a moment of silence for those who’ve fought and died while in service to the country.
- Thank a vet for his/her service
- Display an American flag
- Visit a wounded vet at the VA hospital
- Visit with the family of a veteran who's serving overseas
- Donate to the USO, the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars USA or other organizations that honor and assist vets
- Attend the City of New Berlin’s Veteran’s Day ceremony According to the City’s website, it will be conducted in the City Hall Council Chambers on November 11th at 7:00 PM. The ceremony will include participation from the New Berlin Hoeppner Horn VFW Post 5716, the American Legion Post #488 and the New Berlin Community Band. All residents are invited to this ceremony to honor those who have served our country. The ceremony will be available to watch on local cable channel 25.
In recognition of Veteran’s Day, some restaurants are offering free meals or discounts to military veterans, retirees and active duty personnel. Military identification is required to qualify for the offers in most cases. Also, some deals are only good for certain times of the day.
Here’s a sampling of some restaurants in New Berlin or nearby Brookfield that will be offering such freebies:
On Friday, Nov. 11---
Applebees 15505 W. Rock Ridge Road, New Berlin 262 780-0693 --- offers a free meal
Texas Roadhouse 15425 W. Rock Ridge Road, New Berlin 262 784-7427--- offers a free meal
Chilli’s 17915 W. Bluemound Rd, Brookfield 262 792-9790--- offers a free meal
T.G.I. Friday’s 17431 W. Bluemound Road, Brookfield 262 641-9215 buy one entrée, get one free
Hooters 17105 W. Bluemound Road, Brookfield 262 784-1826---- 10 free wings
Outback Steakhouse 1260 S. Moorland Rd, Brookfield 262 796-9580 ---- free bloomin’ onion and Coca-cola drink
Please contact those eateries for more information.
Golden Corral restaurant located at 1673 W. Arcadian Avenue, Waukesha 262 896-1000 will have its Annual Military Appreciation Dinner on Monday, November 14 from 5- 9 pm. The free “thank you” dinner is available to any person who has ever served in the US military. If you are a veteran, retired from military service, currently serving, in the National Guard or Reserves, you are invited to participate.