Veterans Day history

U.S. Army Col. J.P. Clark addresses the New Oxford Area Historical Society Sunday.

The history of Veterans Day reflects shifting conceptions of national service, U.S. Army Col. J.P. Clark told a gathering hosted Sunday by the New Oxford Area Historical Society.

Two ideas have been “in tension with each other” throughout the nation’s history, said Clark, who is engaged in post-graduate study at the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle as preparation for a high-level strategic posting.

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