November 11, 2018 is the one hundredth anniversary of the signing of the armistice agreement which ended World War I. The public holiday, now called Veterans Day and honoring all veterans, occurs this year on Monday, November 12.
There are three historical landmarks in Nevada County which honor those who fought and died in World War I. One is in Memorial Park in Grass Valley, at the corner of Race St. and Colfax Ave. Dedicated in 1921, It reads in part:
“Honor Roll. Heroes from the Grass Valley District who gave their lives for their country 1917-1918.”
The second is in Calanan Park in Nevada City, at the corner of Broad and Union Sts. It reads in part:
“Native Daughters Garden in George Calanan Park. In 1922, Laurel Parlor No. 6, Native Daughters of the Golden West acquired two small lots to create a memorial park for the veterans and those who died in World War I.”
The third is in Truckee, at the northwest corner of Spring St. and Donner Pass Rd. Dedicated in 1928, it reads:
“Dedicated to California’s sons and daughters who served their country in the World War 1917-1918 and to the memory of those who gave the last full measure of devotion.”