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Crosby hosts Veterans’ Week

CROSBY – There was a time in which Veteran’s Day held a pale shadow to Memorial Day but ongoing world dangers have heightened local senses of gratitude for those who serve their country in the military.

Crosby ISD schools, the local Harris County Precinct 4 Community Center and a Veteran’s Luncheon at the American Legion Hall are holding a series of Veteran’s Day Celebrations featuring the color guard of Crosby High School’s JROTC.

Beginning at Barrett Primary at 9 a.m. on Nov. 3 and at Crosby Kindergarten last Monday at 7p.m. by the classes of Mrs. Brown, Mrs. Hall and Mrs. Rucka, the ceremonies last through Nov. 11.

On Thursday, Nov. 6, Crosby Middle School has a ceremony at 8:30 a.m. and Crosby High School will hold a ceremony on that same day at 1:44 p.m. Drew Intermediate School will hold a ceremony on Friday at 1 p.m.

Crosby American Legion Post #658 at 14890 F.M. 2100 hosts the Veteran’s Luncheon on Nov. 8 from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.

A Veteran’s Ceremony will be held at the Crosby ISD Annex on Sunday, Nov. 9 at 10:30 a.m.

On Nov. 11, Veteran’s Day, Newport Elementary will hold two ceremonies, one at 9 a.m. and another at 2 p.m.

The Crosby Community Center will host a Veteran’s Day Ceremony at 11:30 a.m.

Veteran’s Day is a remembrance of the service of individuals of all American military branches.

The day was commemorated in 1918 as Armistice Day, the conclusion of World War One, “the war to end all wars.” Major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 with the German signing of the Armistice.

Both a federal and a state holiday in all states, it is usually observed on Nov. 11. However, if it occurs on a Sunday then the following Monday is designated for holiday leave, and if it occurs Saturday then either Saturday or Friday may be so designated. It is also celebrated as Remembrance Day in other parts of the world, falling on Nov. 11.