Decatur High holds first Veterans Day assembly

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

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Photo by Mike Eckels Jesse Owens, Decatur’s band and choir director, conducts the Decatur High School band in a medley of familiar John Phillip Sousa marches, including Stars and Strips Forever, during the Decatur High School Veterans Day assembly at Peterson Gym on Nov. 11.

Photo by Mike Eckels Jesse Owens, Decatur’s band and choir director, conducts the Decatur High School band in a medley of familiar John Phillip Sousa marches, including Stars and Strips Forever, during the Decatur High School Veterans Day assembly at Peterson Gym on Nov. 11.

DECATUR -- The first Veterans Day (then known as Armistice Day) was established on Nov. 11 to commemorate the date when a temporary cease fire between Germany and Allied Forces was signed, putting an end to "the war to end all wars," World War One. Ninety-seven years later schools around the country continue to commemorate this important date in history.


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