While 2020 Veterans Day celebration will be different this year we want to thank all of our Veterans….those that gave their lives to support the freedoms of the United States of America, and also those that are still with us today whose dedication to this country is immeasurable.
It is because of their patriotism, love of country and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good that we should all say “thank you” and God Bless the USA!
- It was originally called “Armistice Day,” and the date was chosen to commemorate the signing of the “armistice” or truce with Germany to suspend fighting during World War I.
- In legislation passed in 1938, Nov. 11 was dedicated to the cause of world peace and celebrated and known as “Armistice Day.” This new legal holiday honored World War I veterans.
- In 1954, after World War II and the Korean War, the 83rd U.S. Congress — at the urging of veterans’ organizations — amended the Act of 1938 and, with the approval of this legislation, Armistice Day was changed to “Veterans Day.” Therefore, Nov. 11 became a day to honor American veterans of all wars.
- In 1968, the Uniform Holiday Act was enacted. Under this law, Veterans Day was moved to the last Monday of October. Veterans Day under this new law was observed with much confusion.
- On Sept. 20, 1975, President Gerald R. Ford signed a new law which returned the observance of Veterans Day to its original date of Nov. 11.
THANK YOU TO ALL VETERANS TODAY AND ALWAYS!!