The Culver City City Council will honor all veterans of the Armed Forces with a proclamation at Monday’s Nov. 12 City Council Meeting in the Mike Balkman Chambers at 7 p.m.
“The City Council is honored to recognize the service of the countless, dedicated men and women who have fought for our country. All Culver City veterans are invited to be on hand on Monday night to receive this special recognition from the entire City Council,” Mayor Andy Weissman said in an official statement.
The City of Culver City issued the following statement regarding Veterans Day:
Beginning in November 1919, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day. According to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, “Armistice Day was primarily a day set aside to honor veterans of World War I, but in 1954, after World War II had required the greatest mobilization of soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen in the Nation’s history; after American forces had fought aggression in Korea, the 83rd Congress, at the urging of the veterans service organizations, amended the Act of 1938 by striking out the word "Armistice" and inserting in its place the word "Veterans." With the approval of this legislation (Public Law 380) on June 1, 1954, November 11th became a day to honor American veterans of all wars.”