November 11 is the day our nation has designated to honor American veterans of all wars. The history of Veterans Day dates from November 1919, when President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed the first Armistice Day to mark the end of World War I, which concluded with a ceasefire the previous November 11. Then, on June 4, 1926, Congress passed a resolution establishing Armistice Day as a date for “thanksgiving and prayer and exercises designed to perpetuate peace through good will and mutual understanding between nations.”
But Armistice Day was not a legal holiday until an act of Congress made it so in 1938. Then, in 1954, after the United States fought in World War II and the Korean War, Congress amended the 1938 law, renaming the occasion Veterans Day to honor service members who fought in all U.S. conflicts.
Veterans Day was briefly subject to the Uniform Holiday Act of 1968, which allowed the dates of certain national observances to change to create three-day weekends. It was hoped this change would stimulate civic participation in the holidays (Washington’s Birthday, Memorial Day, Veterans Day, and Columbus Day), but it proved to have the opposite effect. Congress restored Veterans Day to its fixed date on the calendar in 1975, where it has remained ever since.
To help stimulate observance of the holiday, the Veterans Day National Committee provides opportunities for community organizers to become official Veterans Day Event Coordinators. Their events gain designation as Regional Sites for observances. Check the VA Office of Public Affairs for a list of Regional Sites in your state.
This year, Veterans Day falls on a Thursday, giving working Americans a break from their labor and providing an occasion to express solemn gratitude for our veterans’ service. We hope that you find an appropriate observance to attend in your area.
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