Take in some of the Veterans Day activities in Sandpoint
VETERANS DAY, ORIGINALLY KNOWN AS ARMISTICE DAY, marked the first anniversary of the end of World War I on November 11, 1919, and became a national holiday in 1938. It is a day set aside to honor all those who have served our country honorably during war or peacetime—and there are many.
Following are just some statistics that may surprise you.
- 16.1 million living veterans served during at least one war.
- 5.2 million veterans served in peacetime.
- 2 million veterans are women.
- 7 million veterans served during the Vietnam War.
- 2 million veterans served during the Korean War.
Here in Sandpoint, there will be many activities for our veterans and for those who wish to honor them.
North Summit Church at 201 North Division will be holding a Heroes’ Breakfast from 8:30 to 11am on Saturday, November 11. This special time is devoted to honor the men and women who have served our country.
On November 10 at the Panida Theater, there will be a Veterans Celebration at 7pm with the doors opening at 6:30pm. Admission is free, however donations are accepted and will be distributed to local veterans’ organizations. This will be a special time to celebrate and show appreciation for the service of all veterans and provides a wonderful opportunity to involve our children and share with them the importance of honoring our servicemen and women.
The evening will begin with the presentation of the Color Guard, the reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance and the singing of the Star Spangled Banner. The feature presentation will be a showing of the movie “Faith of Our Fathers.”
These are just some of the things taking place to celebrate Veterans Day in our area. Do you know a veteran? Please help spread the word about these and other events that will show them the appreciation they deserve. And while you are at it, remember to extend a thank you for all they have done for our country. Event Website: