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Monday, November 06, 2017
Veteran's Day 2017: In Honor of our Brave Service Men and Women

Veterans DayColumbus, Georgia is fortunate to have Fort Benning as a neighbor to our community.  Our neighbors represent the
brave men and women serving our country.  The rich history of our neighboring military base allows us the opportunity to learn more about our country and the years of sacrifice these soldiers and their families have made and are still making today: protecting our freedom.  

In recognition of Veterans Day, Columbus Water Works would like to share the history about why Americans take this day specifically to honor these heroes.  On November 11, 1918, an Armistice agreement was signed, declaring a cease fire and prompting negotiations to end World War 1.  In 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11 “Armistice Day”, commemorating our soldiers for their heroism.

In 1938, Armistice Day became an official Holiday. A day to pay tribute to ALL our Soldiers; a day to remember those who gave their lives, who have survived the battle field, who are in the midst of battle and those preparing for battle.  Later in 1954, President Eisenhower renamed this holiday Veterans Day.

So on Saturday, November 11, please take a moment to reflect on the sacrifices so many make to protect your freedom and what that freedom affords you and your family.  Say “Thank You” to our neighbors at Fort Benning.

On behalf of Columbus Water Works, “Thank you for your service, your sacrifices and your bravery.”

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