History of Veteran’s Day

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Serving our country is not only a sacrifice for our fellow servicemen or servicewomen, but also for their families.

Often our service personnel miss out on important family events as they serve to protect our freedom.

We hope you will take the time to come out and say thank you to the men and women who have so faithfully served our country and to protect the freedoms and liberties we so often take for granted.

Prior to Veteran’s Day, the United States celebrated Armistice Day which commemorated the end of World War I.

On November 11, 1919, President Woodrow Wilson made a speech regarding the “laying down of arms.”

In 1926, President Coolidge began an annual proclamation that November 11 be celebrated in commemoration of our veterans.   

In 1945, World War II Veteran Raymond Weeks suggested the celebration be expanded to include ALL veterans. 

President Eisenhower signed the bill into legislation on June 1, 1954, replacing Armistice with Veteran’s Day. 

Veteran’s day is a Federal holiday. 

Take a moment to thank a veteran for their sacrifice and service.

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