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We Honor Real Heroes by Katherine Butcher

Armistice Day, now called Veterans Day, is a holiday celebrated by millions. The name Armistice means an agreement made by opposing sides in war, which makes sense because the first time it was celebrated was November 11, 1919, the anniversary of the end of World War 1. Congress voted to change the name from Armistice Day to Veterans Day because they wanted to honor all veterans not just those who served in World War 1.

Across the country people show their respect by holding dinners, parties, and parades. One of the more common ways to celebrate is parades. In Downtown Lakeland, the Polk County Veterans Council will be holding a parade at Veterans Park to recognize all who served. It is Saturday November 10, and it begins at 10 am. The playing of The National Anthem and the march around Veterans Park will take place.

Lakeland isn’t the only place holding a parade. Orlando, New York City, Washington D.C., Sarasota, and Coral Cove are as well. You can come support your heroes and honor the service they did protecting our country.