We would like to highlight some past posts that discuss the history of Veterans' Day and the Libraries' related resources:
- Remembering Veterans, by Chris Cottrill.
- Veterans Day and Memorial Day—Two Federal Holidays Honoring those Who Serve With Honor, by Alice Clarke.
From Alice Clarke's post:
October 3, 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969) issued the Veterans Day Proclamation which called for the proper and widespread observance of this day. He designated the Administrator of Veterans’ Affairs as Chairman of a Veterans Day National Committee to coordinate the planning of observance. Later, President Gerald R. Ford (1913-2006) signed a law returning the annual observance of Veterans Day’s back to its original date of November 11, starting in 1978.
We hope you take a moment to learn more about the holiday and consider the contributions of our veterans!