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Hoboken Honors Veterans Day with Veterans Observance Ceremony

by Arielle Witter
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On November 11th every year, the nation gathers together to honor those who have served our nation. From Vietnam War veterans to those who served in WWII, Veterans Day is a holiday dedicated to remembering and honoring those who have served. This year, Hoboken will be paying homage to those who have served with a special ceremony on Monday, November 11th. Keep reading to learn more about the Veteran’s Day Observance Ceremony Hoboken. 

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Ceremony Details 

Join the Hoboken American Legion and the Hoboken Elks Lodge 74 for a special Veteran’s Observance on Monday, November 11th at the World War I Memorial at Elysian Park {Hudson Street between 10th + 11th  Streets} at 11:00AM.

Although brief, the ceremony will be held as a means of thanking all those who have served. After the event, join other event-goers for coffee and bagels at the Hoboken Elks Lodge at 1005 Washington Street. The space will be open from 1:00PM-8:00PM for all veterans. Get more information about this event here.

About Veterans Day 

Veterans Day, according to originally began on November 11th, 1919 and was called “Armistice Day.” The original day was dedicated to commemorating the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Fast forward to 1938 and the day became a national holiday. According to History.com, “Unlike Memorial Day, Veterans Day pays tribute to all American veterans — living or dead — but especially gives thanks to living veterans who served their country honorably during war or peacetime.”

Today, we honor those veterans yearly on November 11th.

The American Legion

The City of Hoboken is no stranger to honoring both local and national veterans.  In July of this year, The  American Legion in Hoboken officially opened its doors. The American Legion is a local building that includes housing for up to six homeless veterans. The opening of this building is part of one of the first-ever partnerships in the U.S. between an American Legion post and homeless veterans. The American Legion itself is a national veteran’s organization to help those who have served the U.S.

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See More: About The American Legion in Hoboken

Nationally, the organization also raises money to provide college scholarships for veterans and their families, connects local Legionnaires with recovering servicemen and women + their families, and so much more.

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Veterans Day in Hoboken

If you’re interested in attending the aforementioned service, it will be held on Monday, November 11th at 11:00AM at the World War I Memorial at Elysian Park. Beyond that, however, you can donate to the American Legion in Hoboken. Click here to make a donation.

Thank you to all of the veterans, living and deceased,  who have served our country. 

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