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Veterans Day 2019

Posted on November 8, 2019 by admin


On Monday, November 11, we will observe Veterans Day and pay tribute to the unbroken line of brave citizen soldiers, going back to the Revolutionary War, who stepped forward and served our great nation in times of peace and armed conflict. We honor the brave men and women who fought to preserve freedom for each successive generation.

This year marks the 101st anniversary of the signing of the armistice to end the First World War – the war to end all wars. Armistice Day – Veterans Day in the U.S. – is commemorated every year on November 11th to mark the armistice signed between the Allies of World War I and Germany to end hostilities on the Western Front. The signing took effect at eleven o’clock in the morning – the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month” of 1918.

Armistice Day was officially named Veterans Day in 1954 to recognize and celebrate the service of all U.S. military veterans.

Please join me in taking some time to honor them and their families for their patriotism and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.

As always, if you have additional questions or concerns, please contact my office at (800) 842-1423, or email me at You can also follow my legislative activity on my website at or on Facebook at


William A. Petit Jr.

State Representative 22nd District – Plainville and New Britain