Sarasota News Leader

11/16/2012

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WE SALUTE YOU The Sarasota County Fire Department and Emergency Services personnel troop down Main Street. Photos by Norman Schimmel THANKS OFFERED TO ALL THE FIGHTING MEN AND WOMEN Staff Reports Area residents of many ages turned out on Sunday, Nov. 11, to pay tribute to military personnel past and present during the annual Veterans Day Parade on Main Street in downtown Sarasota. Although the Treaty of Versailles that officially end- ed World War I was not signed until June 28, 1919, the cessation of hostilities between Germany and the Allied nations went into effect at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. That is why Veterans Day is celebrated on Nov. 11, accord- ing to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. %

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