November 11, 2002
The United States Coast Guard's Color Guard led the march to Centennial Square where Monday morning's Veterans Day ceremony was held.
photo by Dick Kauffman
Ketchikan, Alaska - On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, Ketchikan had an opportunity to celebrate and to give appropriate thanks and recognition to those who have served & who serve our country as did Americans across our great nation.
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To All Veterans
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A Time To
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A Veterans Day
Listen To This Story In RealAudio - Monday, November 11th. This is Veterans Day - and all across the country, events will honor all the men and women who have served our country to preserve its freedom. Originally, the holiday was known as Armistice Day, marking the end of World War I in 1918. By the time of the Korean War, the name was changed to Veterans Day to include all who have served in the armed forces. Today, there are some 25-million living American veterans - including 1.2- million women. Some 3-thousand survive who served in World War I; just under 6-million from World War II; 4-million from the Korean conflict; 8-million from Vietnam; and more than 2-million from the Persian Gulf War.