OPERATION SWEATERS FOR VETERANS BEGINS NOVEMBER 5TH
On Sunday November 11, 2018 Americans throughout the world will commemorate Veterans Day, a day set aside to thank our nation’s veterans for service given and sacrifices made to protect the freedoms our great nation. Wages and Sons Funeral Homes and Crematories is one of hundreds of Veterans & Family Memorial Care funeral home providers across America that is sponsoring the 11 th Annual -Operation Sweaters For Veterans.
The dates for the promotion have historic significance: November 11 is the anniversary of the Armistice signed in the Forest of Compiegne by the Allies and the Germans in 1918. At 5 A.M.
On Monday, November 11, 1918 the Germans signed the Armistice, an order was issued for all firing to cease, bringing the hostilities of the First World War to an end. The day began with the laying down of arms, blowing of whistles, impromptu parades and the closing of places of business . . . just a few examples of the many joyous demonstrations throughout the world on this historic occasion. In November 1919, President Woodrow Wilson issued his Armistice Day proclamation. The last paragraph set the tone for future observances: “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 and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nation.”
Beginning Monday, November 5 th thru Friday November 9 th Wages & Sons will be collecting gently used or new sweaters and gloves that they will delivered to local VA hospitals, VA homes and Veterans Service Organizations. Everyone in the community is invited to support our veterans by donating gentle used or new sweaters and gloves at each of our locations.
1031 Lawrenceville Hwy.
1040 Main Street
Stone Mountain, GA