The sound of drums and of veterans marching down Boylston Street during Sunday’s Veterans Day Parade made Nancy Ahillen feel as if her father was standing proudly beside her.
World War I was sometimes called "The war to end all wars." The veterans who gathered in East Providence were proof that it was not.
The original goal of Veterans Day--promoting peace--is still worth pursuing.
About 40 people attended a vigil Sunday at Billings Park in Syracuse to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day.
The 100 year anniversary of the end of World War I is Sunday, but beyond a few bell ringing events, there is little to mark the occasion here, something historians and veterans say is a shame.