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In Honor of Veterans’ Day

Surrender of Lee's Army at Appomattox Court House. From Harper's Weekly, 1865.


We would like to highlight some past posts that discuss the history of Veterans' Day and the Libraries' related resources:

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!

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