NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - World War I ended on the 11th hour, of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918.
This year, Nov. 11 falls on Sunday, and members of the military will be honored with the Veterans Day Parade that will start in Highland Park and proceed over the bridge into New Brunswick.
"We should come out and thank a veteran for their service," said city council Vice President John Anderson said the council meeting this week, then added, "not that you shouldn't do that every day."
The parade will start at 11 a.m. at the Doughboy Statue, 609 Raritan Ave. and the procession continues down Route 27, and on the bridge over the Raritan River.
The marches turn on to George Street and continue to Monument Square Park at the intersection of Livingston Avenue.
In past years there have been brief ceremonies at the start and the end of the parade.
Originally called Armistice Day to honor veterans of World War 1, Congress passed a law in 1954 changing the name to Veterans Day, to honor all members of the military, and making it a national holiday. The holiday will be observed on Monday when state and municipal government offices will be closed.