Army, Navy ROTC Veteran’s Day Vigil Today

Contact: UMaine Army ROTC, (207) 581-1125

Cadets from the Army and Navy ROTC at UMaine will participate in the annual Veteran’s Day Vigil today from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the steps of Fogler Library. A joint color guard will stand at attention in dress uniforms in honor of veterans of the nation’s wars and military services.

Congress voted Veteran’s Day into law on May 24, 1954. Previously, Nov. 11 was celebrated as Armistice Day, the day in 1918 when the Germans signed the armistice to cease all hostilities and end the First World War.