Veterans Day Celebrated Saturday

By Richard Brenneman
Friday November 10, 2006

Saturday, 88 years after the guns went silent in Europe at the end of World War I, Berkeley will celebrate Veterans Day with a flag ceremony at Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park. 

Boy Scout Troops 19 and 24 will perform a flag ceremony at 11 a.m., the same hour to the minute that the last artillery barrage was fired across No Man’s Land. 

Originally celebrated as Armistice Day, the holiday became Veteran’s Day in 1954, to include recognition of soldiers who had fought in the conflicts that followed “the War to End All Wars.”