November 9, 2018
Eighty. That’s the number of veterans who call The Mayflower home.
So, you can imagine our annual Veterans Day program is a major event. Every year we draw a substantial crowd of residents and visitors – and this year is expected to be no different.
To gear up for the holiday weekend, below are a few facts about Veterans Day:
- Veterans Day was originally proclaimed as Armistice Day by President Woodrow Wilson in November 1919.
- Unlike Memorial Day, Veterans Day pays tribute to all American veterans – living or passed.
- Other countries, like Canada and Great Britain, celebrate Veterans Day but in their own ways. Great Britain, for example, calls the day “Remembrance Day” and observes it on the closest Sunday to November 11th.
- 2018 marks 100 years since the Armistice of November 11, 1918.
- There are over 18 million veterans living in the United States today.
The Mayflower’s Veterans Day program will take place on Monday, November 12, at 10 a.m., and will feature a special guest speaker and posting of the colors by the Winter Park High School Color Guard. If you would like more information or are interested in joining us, please call 407-672-1620.