Friday, November 11, 2016
Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938. Veterans Day is not to be confused with Memorial Day–a common misunderstanding, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Memorial Day (the fourth Monday in May) honors American service members who died in service to their country or as a result of injuries incurred during battle, while Veterans Day pays tribute to all American veterans–living or dead–but especially gives thanks to living veterans who served their country honorably during war or peacetime.
Casady 5th graders started to make Christmas cards for soldiers during DEAR/Study Hall Time at Mrs. Cherylynn O'melia's classroom. Mrs. O'melia is the volunteer coordinator at the Middle Division. The cards will be send in care packages to active military personnel serving overseas during the holiday season.
Casady YAC will volunteer at the Boys and Girls Club at Memorial Park, on Veterans Day, 11/11/2016 after school. The teens will serve as needed. A group will bring supplies to make Veterans Day Faith based holiday cards. The cards made will be provided to Mrs. O'melia who donate the holiday cards to Blue Star Mothers of Edmond. The warm wishes and art work will be placed in care packages for active military serving oversees.