Veteran’s Day

A celebration to honor America’s Veterans for their Patriotism, Love of Country, and Willingness to Serve and Sacrifice for our Freedom! Veterans_Day_2015.152314

The History of Veteran’s Day

1918: The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month an Armistice went into effect, ending the fighting in World War I.

1919: World War I officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28th in the Palace of Versailles.

1926: Congress passed a resolution to observe Armistice Day.

1938: Armistice Day becomes a legal holiday to be observed annually on November 11th.

1954: President Eisenhower changes holiday name to Veteran’s Day.

1968: Congress passes the Uniform Holiday bill that moved the observance of Veteran’s Day to the 4th Monday in October, effective in 1971.

1975: President Ford returns Veteran’s Day to November 11th due to the date’s historical significance. Please join us in Honoring America’s Veterans! Today there are more than 23 million veterans. There are more than 9 million veterans age 65 plus, and approximately 2 million veterans under age 35.