By Patrick Lynn
A local business is offering complimentary Veterans Day cards for the public to use for thanking veterans on Nov. 11.
Locations of DigiCOPY in Stevens Point and Wausau will be distributing red, white, and blue cards and envelopes to anyone who stops by either location—428 Division St. in Stevens Point, or 1800 W. Stewart Ave., Wausau—through Sunday, Nov. 10.
Cards with personalized messages or drawings can then be delivered to veterans at area nursing homes or community groups or members of your own family. The Plover VFW and other veteran service organizations will also take the cards.
“We are grateful for the dedicated service of our veterans and grateful for the loyal customers we have in the Stevens Point and Wausau areas,” said Craig Shuler, DigiCOPY president, and CEO. “We wish to share our gratitude by providing the complimentary Veterans Day cards…and for the cost of a stamp or the time it takes to hand deliver a card, we hope Wisconsin will express their ‘thanks’ to those neighbors, family members, and friends who have served or continue to serve their country.”
Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and November 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938.