(BOSTON) – On this Veterans Day, the Massachusetts House of Representatives collectively recognizes the courage and sacrifice of those who have served in the Armed Forces.

Originally known as Armistice Day, Veterans Day was first celebrated in 1919 to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I. Congress formally passed legislation in 1938 designating Armistice Day as a federal holiday. In 1954, following World War II and the Korean War, Congress changed the day’s title from Armistice Day to Veterans Day in order to honor all American veterans.

On Veterans Day each year, our communities in Massachusetts and across the country come together to honor and celebrate the bravery of all veterans who have served in the United States Armed Forces, whether living or deceased. Massachusetts is home to 323,253 Veterans, some of whom are residents of the 3rd Plymouth District. The Commonwealth has long been a leader in supporting and honoring our veterans through comprehensive policy, and the state legislature continues to work to uphold this legacy.

Today, Representative Joan Meschino (D-Hull) attended ceremonies to honor our veterans in Hingham, Hull, and Cohasset.

“Every November, we honor the men and women who, with deep commitment and personal sacrifice, have served our country with valor,” said Representative Meschino. “Alongside my colleagues in the Massachusetts Legislature, I will continue to support legislation that reflects our gratitude and provides tangible benefits to our veterans and their families.”

The office of State Representative Meschino is closed today but will reopen on Monday, November 14, 2022.