2018-11-08 / Front Page

Community support is required to keep the eternal flame burning

The Eternal Flame, located at the front of the Lincoln County court­house, is in need of donations to resupply the gas to keep the flame lit. The Flame has been the subject of some controversy over the years, but continues to burn thanks to do­nations from the public.

In keeping with the upcoming Veterans Day holiday, now is the right time to donate, as funds for the flame are running low. Donations may be made at the courthouse or at Farmers State Bank to the Lincoln Eternal Flame account.

Veterans Day is an official United States public holiday, observed an­nually on November 11, that honors military veterans; that is, persons who served in the United States Armed Forces. It coincides with other holidays, 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.

Veterans Day is not to be confused with Memorial Day, a U.S. public holiday in May. Veterans Day cel­ebrates the service of all U.S. mili­tary veterans, while Memorial Day honors those who died while in military service. It is also not to be confused with Armed Forces Day, a minor U.S. remembrance that also occurs in May, which specifically honors those currently serving in the U.S. military.

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