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Written by on November 11, 2021

In 1938, Congress made the 11th of November each year a legal holiday—a day to be dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be celebrated and known as “Armistice Day.”
Armistice Day was primarily a day set aside to honor veterans of World War I.
In 1954 Congress amended the Act of 1938 by striking out the word “Armistice” and inserting in its place the word “Veterans.”
November 11th became a day to honor American veterans of all wars.



The lesson of Veteran’s Day was recognized by students and staff of Batavia High School. A ceremony was held yesterday and attended by 95-year-old Navy World War Two veteran, Roger Martin…


PHOTO: Roger Martin,  Courtesy Howard Owens, The Batavian

This was the fifth year in a row the school held its Veterans Day observance led by High School Principal Paul Kessler.


There were several Veteran ‘s Day observances held locally this morning. Among them were traditional ceremonies at VC-A and the State Veteran’s Home, the Upton Monument and the Jerome Center Monument.

Tops Markets in Batavia and all of their Western New York stores, are offering an 11-percent discount off a total order. The discount is available to all vets and their immediate family in the same household.

Some National Fuel customers may see an additional charge on an upcoming bill. According to a National Fuel spokesperson, the company stopped doing in-house meter readings due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which led them to regularly give estimates on monthly bills. The company resumed in-house meter readings in July 2021. Now, some customers may be seeing a “rate or billing adjustment” on their monthly statement, possibly resulting in a higher bill than usual. The adjustment is a result of the accurate meter reading. National Fuel says this is not a widespread situation and only impacts customers with indoor meters.

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