Warsaw, North Carolina is a pleasant and productive community nestled in amongst the undulating green fields and woods of the southeastern part of the state. Yet despite it s quite rural disposition, Warsaw is neither isolated nor behind the times. In fact, it is intersected by three prominent highways (US 117, NC 24 and 50), and is served by the Seaboard Coast Line Railroad and two exits on Interstate 40.

In 1838, the present day town of Warsaw was laid out into lots along a new rail line that ran from Wilmington to Weldon, North Carolina. The are was then know as Duplin Depot, but the name was shortly thereafter changed to Mooresville. During the same year, a merchant named Thaddeus Love moved to town to be the stationmaster of the Duplin Depot. At the time, a biography of a Polish national hero, Tadeusz Kosciuszko, was extremely popular. The Joane Porter book, entitled Thaddeus of Warsaw, furnished Thaddeus Love a catchy nickname. In fact, Love's nickname was so appealing, that by 1847, the community was already known in legal circles as "Warsaw Depot." When the town was incorporated in 1855, the community was officially designated as Warsaw

History Of Veterans Day

Americas World War One allies, England and France, began the tradition that has become so much a part of the nation's heritage. Two years after the war ended on November 11, 1918, those two countries began recognizing the sacrifices made in the war by honoring its unknown victimms. In 1926 the United States Congess followed by officially dubbing November 11th as Armistive Day, However, it was not until 1938 (the twentieth anniversary of the Armistice) that November 11th became a legal national holiday with the passage of Public Law 510.

For several years on November 11th, Americans had gathered to remember all who have served on active duty in the armed forces of the united States. Prior to 1942, "Armistice Day" was an appropriate name for a holiday intended to commemorate the contributions of the vast majority of all living veterans. However, World War II and then the Korean Conflict added a whole new generation of veterans deserving of national recognition. On June 1, 1954, Congress changed the name of the holiday from "Armistice Day" to "Veterans Day" in order to better represent "all who have served," Later, lawmakers again voted to change the observance of the holiday by moving the celebration from November 11th to the fourth Monday in October. The passage of Public Law 90-353 into law on June 23, 1968 infuriated veterans because of Congress' apparent disregard for the purpose and symbolism of November 11th as Veterans' Day. Congress finally took notice and restored the holiday to its rightful place on America's calendar of historical events.