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  • Writer's pictureKaren Brittingham-Edmond

Happy Veterans Day From The Relaunched Echo!

November 10, 2023

Happy Veterans Day! The relaunched Echo, New Jersey's oldest Black-owned newspaper since 1904, honors all veterans who served in the United States Military. The day provides citizens a reflection point of America's evolution and mission to protect citizens from domestic and foreign dangers. Per The Washington Informer, a Black woman-owned multimedia news organization serving African Americans in Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia that's three-generation strong shares that:

The above picture is the gravestone of Mr. Leroy Rock, World War I Pioneer Infantry Veteran and son of Mr. William Elijah Rock, Publisher and Editor of The Echo 1904, located at Ruffin Cemetary located in Pine Brook, N.J., referred to now as Tinton Falls, N.J., off of Squankum Road—picture source Echo News T.V. L.L.C.

"Veterans Day's origins hearkens back to Nov. 11, 1919 — the first anniversary of the end of World War I then referred to as "Armistice Day." Later, in 1926, Congress passed a resolution marking the date as an annual observance before it became a national holiday beginning in 1938. One important distinction and unlike Memorial Day, Veterans Day pays tribute to all American veterans — alive or dead — while expressing particular gratitude to living veterans who have served their country honorably during either war or in times of peace." author D. Kevin McNeir Senior Editor 11/7/2018

May God bless all veterans near and far, and thanks for reading the relaunched Echo champs!

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