LRE community honors Veterans Day

Karl Kurtz prepares for the Veterans Day ceremony at the community center at Lake Riverside Estates Wednesday, Nov. 11. Anza Valley Outlook/Diane Sieker photo
Retired Army Spc. Karl Kurtz organized and presented a Veterans Day ceremony at Lake Riverside Estates Wednesday, Nov. 11, that was attended by friends, neighbors, veterans and their families. “Seven decades ago, in 1950, brave Americans defended a far-off land that was under attack. For three years, they fought what many still call the Forgotten War. We are here to remember. We are here to honor not just those brave Korean War veterans, but all who have served in the U.S. military since our country’s founding,” Kurtz said. On Nov. 11, at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, the Great War, World War I ended. Germany signed an armistice agreement with the Allies in a railroad car outside Compiegne, France. Originally called Armistice Day, Nov. 11, 1919, is
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