Veterans day began as “Armistice Day” right after WWI. It is celebrated on November 11 because that is the date in 1918 that the war OFFICIALLY ended. It became an official holiday in 1954 when it was signed into law by President Eisenhower.

Reno will celebrate the holiday with a parade honoring our local military veterans who have served and protected our country. The theme of the parade this year is “Women in the military”.

Please join me and hundreds of others at the parade on Friday, 11-11-11 @ 11am (time the war officially ended) on Court & Virginia Street (downtown Reno) to cheer and thank those who help keep us FREE.