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HISTORY OF VETERANS DAY
On Veterans Day, we pause to thank all those who have served our country in times of war and times of peace.
“Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude. America will never forget their sacrifices.” –President Harry S. Truman
Our celebration of Veterans Day practically began on November 11, 1919, one year after the cessation of the Great War. Armistice Day was declared a legal holiday in 1938 and in 1954 the name was changed to Veterans Day in order to signify and celebrate the service of US men and women of all wars. In 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower made the first Veterans Day Proclamation, in which he stated,
“Now, therefore, I, Dwight D. Eisenhower, President of the United States of America, do hereby call upon all of our citizens to observe Thursday, November 11, 1954, as Veterans Day. On that day let us solemnly remember the sacrifices of all those who fought so valiantly on the seas, in the air, and on foreign shores, to preserve our heritage of freedom, and let us reconsecrate ourselves to the task of promoting an enduring peace so that their efforts shall not have been in vain.”
Veterans Day continues to be observed on November 11, regardless of what day of the week on which it falls. The restoration of the observance of Veterans Day to November 11 not only preserves the historical significance of the date, but helps focus attention on the important purpose of Veterans Day: A celebration to honor America's veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.