Community honors veterans with ceremony at City Hall

Josh Presley
Staff Writer

The West Point and Clay County community came together to honor those who served in the armed forces for Veterans Day Wednesday at City Hall.
Veterans Day was originally proposed by President Woodrow Wilson to remember the end of World War I, which concluded at 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. The holiday was originally called Armistice Day, and wasn’t officially recognized by Congress until 1926. It became a national holiday in 1938 and was renamed Veterans Day in 1954 to honor veterans who served in all wars.
Mayor Robbie Robinson provided the opening remarks for the event, said that the West Point and Clay County communities take pride in honoring veterans.
“The veterans were the ones who held the line between freedom and tyranny,” Robinson said.
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