CHEER hosting annual Veterans Day Dinner/Dance Nov. 9

GEORGETOWN – CHEER Inc. will salute America’s veterans with the 15th Annual Veterans Day Dinner/Dance on Thursday, Nov. 9.

The event, hosted by the CHEER Nutrition Services, will run from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Warren L. and Charles C. Allen, Jr. CHEER Community Center.

Many veterans when no longer actively engaged in the service still continue to serve and volunteer in their communities.  CHEER has many veterans who volunteer their time to help serve the seniors of Sussex County.

Veterans’ admission to the dinner/dance is free.

Guests and spouse tickets are $10. Reservations can be made at 302-515-3045. When calling ask for Florence Mason.

A buffet dinner will be served from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.  A ceremony honoring all branches of the services will follow, ending with a night of dancing.

Veterans Day, formerly known as “Armistice Day,” was originally set as a U.S. legal holiday to honor the end of World War 1, which officially took place on November 11, 1918.  Nov. 11 was “dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be celebrated and known as Armistice Day.”

In 1954, after having been through both World War II and the Korean War, the 83rd U.S. Congress amended the Act of 1938 by striking out the word “Armistice” and inserting the “Veterans.”

Thus, Nov. 11 became Veterans Day – a day that gives Americans the opportunity to celebrate the bravery and sacrifice of all U.S. veterans.  It is a day to honor veterans for their unselfish acts, their bravery, their commitment, their dedication, and to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice, their lives.

It also a day to remember the veterans’ families who supported and made personal sacrifices to support their love ones.  It is also a day to remember MIA (Missing In Action) soldiers and their families, who still don’t know where they are and what happened to them.

The CHEER community center is located at 20520 Sand Hill Road, east of Georgetown.

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