Veterans Day is the day set aside to thank and honor ALL who have served, living, or deceased, but particularly the living veterans among us. This public holiday is held on the anniversary of the end of World War I which was the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, or November 11th, and was originally called Armistice Day. Veterans Day became a Federal Holiday in 1938.

 On June 1, 1954, at the urging of Veteran Service Officers, Congress changed the name to Veterans Day to honor veterans of all wars.  Congress signed the Uniform Holiday Bill in 1968 to ensure that a few federal holidays — Veterans Day included — would be celebrated on a Monday. Officials hoped it would spur travel and other family activities over a long weekend, which would stimulate the economy.

Within a few years, it became known that most U.S. citizens wanted to celebrate Veterans Day on Nov. 11, since it was a matter of historic and patriotic significance. On Sept. 20, 1975, President Gerald Ford signed another law (Public Law 94-97), which returned the annual observance to its original date starting in 1978.

Country Lane Retirement Village is honored to have the following veterans living in our facility.

Serving in the Air Force, Donald Chohon. 

Serving in the Army, Donald DeGroff, Walter Johnson, and Francis “Frank” Rohde.

Serving in the Marine Corps, James “Jim” Kirkpatrick.

We thank these brave men for the service and sacrifice they have provided our country