Today is Veterans Day, formerly known as Armistice Day. It was originally set as a U.S. legal holiday to honor the end of World War I, which officially took place on November 11th, 1918. In legislation that was passed in 1938, November 11th was “dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be hereafter celebrated and known as ‘Armistice Day.'” The new legal holiday honored World War I veterans. In 1954, after World War II and the Korean War, Congress — at the urging of veterans service organizations — amended the Act of 1938 by striking out the word “Armistice” and inserting the word “Veterans.” With the approval of this legislation on June 1, 1954, November 11th became a day to honor American veterans of all wars. Today, we honor all who have served in the past, and all who continue to serve our great Nation in the present.
Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34), in partnership with the PA Game Commission, will hold a seminar on the effects of chronic wasting disease (CWD) on the state’s deer population. The contagious neurological disease affects deer, elk and moose. Local counties in the Disease Management Area include Mifflin, Juniata, and Huntingdon counties. The seminar is from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Wednesday, November 13th, at the Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology (CPI) in Pleasant Gap. For more information, contact Senator Corman’s office at 814-355-0477.
Today’s refuse collection schedule in the Borough of Lewistown will be changed due to the observance of Veterans Day. Today’s route will be picked up on Tuesday (November 12th). There are no changes to other days. Today’s customers should hold recycling materials until the next scheduled day on November 25th.