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 U.S. in 1938. In the aftermath of WWII and the Korean War, Armistice Day became Veterans Day, a holiday dedicated to American veterans of all wars. Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans.
We celebrate the following Carthage veterans and thank you for your service to your country:
Berl Graves, U.S. Marines, 1983-93, Desert Storm & Libya
Bob Hartlaub, Jr., U.S. Army, 1968-70, Vietnam
Don Clements, U.S. Marines, 1967-70, stateside
Gerald Phillips, Ohio National Guard, 1970-76, Ohio
Jim Vandy, U.S. Marines, 1966-74, Okinawa
John H. Russell (deceased), U.S. Army, WWII
Robert Bullock, U.S. Army, 1971-73, Vietnam
Ron Fairbanks, U.S. Army, 1952-55
Russell Mullins, U.S. Army, 1957-59, Ft. Knox
And to all our service men and women, we salute you.