Citizens lined Main Avenue for the Veteran’s Day Parade Saturday in Weston.
The Lewis County High School Marching Minutemen and the Lewis County Honor Guard led the parade, with WWII veteran Frank Angotti, American Legion Posts, the Trans-Allegheny Daughters of the American Revolution, and others participating.
The Lewis County 200th Bicentennial Queen, Jenna Sprouse, also participated. Midway Voluntneer Fire Department and Weston Fire Department were also in the parade, but other county fire departments could not attend due to a structure fire in Jane Lew.
Other Veteran’s Day activities were held in Lewis County to honor veterans, including a dinner at Broad Street United Methodist Church and a service at the Lewis County Courthouse.
Leading Creek Elementary School’s second grade class held a concert honoring veterans. Roanoke Elementary School partnered with Stonewall Resort and held a ceremony for veterans. Students also found the graves of veterans, located on resort property, and placed American flags on them.
Veteran’s Day originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, which was the first anniversary of the end of WWI. A resolution was passed in 1926 by Congress for an annual observance. It became a national holiday in 1938.