Military Service Medals to be issued to Veterans on Monday, November 19th
The Borough is proud to recognize and honor our brave Service men and women with a Military Service Medal minted especially for Veterans who were residents of Palmyra at the time of their enlistment.
Military Service Medals will be issued to our Veterans at the Regular Borough Council Meeting on Monday, November 19th beginning at 7:00 PM. Veterans may request their medal using the procedure noted below. Family members may accept the Medal on behalf of their loved one.
If you’ve already provided your personal information and discharge/separation papers (DD-214 or WD-AGO 53-55) to the Palmyra War Memorial Committee – or if your name already appears on our Veterans monuments — simply request your Military Service Medal by providing your name and contact information via email to email@example.com or by calling Marie at (856) 829-6100 ext. 130.
To learn more about Palmyra’s Veterans please visit our War Memorial Committee webpage or select the link below for more information about our Military Service Medal.
Above compliments of Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
History of Veterans Day
World War I – known at the time as “The Great War” – officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France. However, fighting ceased seven months earlier when an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. For that reason, November 11, 1918, is generally regarded as the end of “the war to end all wars.”
To read more please visit U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Public Affairs, at http://www.va.gov/opa/vetsday/vetdayhistory.asp