Veterans Day is an official United States public holiday, observed annually on Nov. 11, that honors military veterans, that is, persons who served in the United States Armed Forces. It coincides with other holidays, including Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, celebrated in other countries that mark the anniversary of the end of World War I; major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, when the Armistice with Germany went into effect. The United States previously observed Armistice Day. The U.S. Holiday was renamed Veterans Day in 1954.
What a wonderful family tradition to begin. Families can spend time together setting up just one display or multiple displays on the lawn at the Presbyterian Church for the Blaze of Lights for this, the 30th anniversary of the Blaze of Lights.
Connectibility, safety and community cooperation joined hands as the Lions Way Augsburger Road Pathway opened last week. Here’s what was accomplished at the Oct. 31 ribbon cutting and dedication: Distance shortened from Point A to Point B. Point A being Maple Crest, Willow Ridge, Riverbend, Augsburger Road residents and the Bluffton University Nature Preserve; Point B being Bluffton proper. Safety issues disappeared. Young and old walkers, joggers, bikers, seniors in motorized wheelchairs, and, yes, vehicle drivers, no longer compete for space along Augsburger.
Jon B. Kinn has been named manager of Chiles-Laman Funeral and Cremation Services in Bluffton according to an announcement by Bob Laman, president, and Gordon Diller, secretary-treasurer. Kinn is a 1993 graduate of Bluffton High School and 1997 graduate of Bluffton College (now University). He has literally grown up with the company, having started by mowing lawns and washing cars in the summer of 1991.