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'Free Day' at ITOW Museum on Veterans Day, November 11

In November 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day, the end of World War I, with the following words: "To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country's service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations..."

An act of congress in 1938 made the 11th of November in each year a legal holiday - - a day to be dedicated to the cause of world peace.

Next week, November 11, now better known as Veterans Day, will be here again. On that day, you are asked to remember the many men and women of our community whose brave and courageous service to their country has made possible the freedoms we enjoy today.

At the ITOW Veterans Museum in Perham, veterans are remembered every day. Based on the oral histories of area veterans, this museum features state-of-the-art audio-visual exhibits where the stories of these remarkable men and women are their own words.

The ITOW Veterans Museum is located at 805 West Main Perham and is open Monday-Saturday 10-5 and Sunday 1-4. Admission is $4 for adults and $2 for students. Veterans are admitted free. Four times a year, Veterans Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day and 4th of July, the exhibits are free and open to the entire public. No admission will be charged. As Veterans Day approaches, please take time to visit the museum and remember our veterans in this very special way.