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Nov. 12, 2018 #21-316 PB1
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Jonathan Shugart salutes as bells ring at 11 a.m. Sunday throughout Rochester to mark Veterans Day at Soldiers Field Park in Rochester. World War I ended 100 years ago Sunday. The following year, Armistice Day marked the end of the war. Armistice Day became Veterans Day in 1954.

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Veterans Day marks 100th-anniversary of WWI armistice

By John Molseed
jmolseed@postbulletin.com


On a cold Sunday at Solders Field Veterans Memorial, self-described history buff Jonathan Shugart, 20, held a ceremony of one to commemorate Veterans Day.

For 100 years, people have paused to honor soldiers and mark the end of World War I at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month. Shugart walked more than two miles in light snow from his home to the park. As bells rang throughout the city at 11 a.m., Shugart, alone at the memorial, faced north toward the Plummer Building, where bells were tolling, and saluted.

Dressed in snowboots and a ...

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World War II Marine veteran Glenn Miller, of Rochester, shares a laugh with volunteer Deb Throndson during the 18th annual Veterans Day program and breakfast this morning.

Ken Klotzbach/kklotzbach@postbulletin.com