On the Beat in Bluffton

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Veterans Day activities scheduled tomorrow

City, county and federal offices will be closed tomorrow to honor Veterans Day. County schools will also hold ceremonies to honor veterans. Learn more about the ceremonies in the Friday, Nov. 11, News-Banner, and learn more about the holiday here with this trivia. We'll have the answers in tomorrow's blog.

1. What was the first name given to the November. 11 holiday?
  • World Peace Day
  • Ceasefire Day
  • Armistice Day
  • Remembrance Day
2. Why was the name changed to Veterans Day?

3. What flower is a symbol of Veterans Day?
  • Poppy
  • Lily of the Valley
  • Forget-me-not
  • Rose
4. Who officially proposed to Congress to change the name of the holiday?
  • Gen. Douglas MacArthur
  • President Harry S. Truman
  • President Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Rep. John Salper
5. "In Flanders Field," one of the best-known poems to come out of World War I, was written in reference to a battle in ...
  • France
  • Belgium
  • England
  • Germany
6. Congress passed a resolution for an annual observance of Veterans Day in 1926. How many years later did it become a national holiday?
  • 1. 3
  • 2. 7
  • 3. 12
  • 4. 35
7. What is the difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day?

8. Why is the city of Emporia, Kan., important to Veterans Day?

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