Fort Stanwix Veterans Day Ceremony

Rome--Fort Stanwix continued a long-standing tradition by holding a ceremony inside the fort.

Posted: Nov 11, 2018 6:56 PM

Rome--Fort Stanwix continued a long-standing tradition by holding a ceremony inside the fort.

Right at 11am officials at Fort Stanwix played military taps to honor the exact time that World War One had ended and all those that lost their lives because of it.

Hundreds of locations across the world joined in this ceremonial event.

"This is the day that the world war 1 came to end in France. On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. So today we had a small ceremony honoring those who served and that final moment of the war." Said Fort Stanwix Park Ranger Kelly Roman.

Kelly also feels that Veterans day is also about reflection. “The best part about today is that we can look back on this day in history and reflect on things that went wrong and things that went well and the moments that we came together to overcome those conflicts and issues.”

This Veterans Day marks the one hundredth anniversary of the end of world war one.

An estimated one hundred soldiers from the Oneida area lost their lives throughout world war one.

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