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Honoring Veterans Day: A Kirtland Vet’s Journey.

Lavender's extensive coin collection represents years of service and accomplishment while in the U.S. Army

As Americans, we’ve been honoring veterans since November 1919, when President Wilson commemorated the official end of World War I, saying "To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service..."  By Act of Congress, Veterans Day became a legal holiday in 1938, deeming … [Read more...]