A Brief History of Veterans Day

A Brief History of Veterans Day

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Original Source: http://www.military.com/veterans-day/history-of-veterans-day.html

Veterans Day formerly known as Armistice Day, was originally set as a U.S. legal holiday to honor the end of World War I, which officially took place on November 11, 1918.


Veterans Day RetroIn legislation that was passed in 1938, November 11 was “dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be hereafter celebrated and known as ‘Armistice Day.'”

As such, this new legal holiday honored World War I veterans.

In 1954, after having been through both World War II and the Korean War, the 83rd U.S. Congress — at the urging of the veterans service organizations — amended the Act of 1938 by striking out the word “Armistice” and inserting the word “Veterans.”

With the approval of this legislation on June 1, 1954, Nov. 11 became a day to honor American veterans of all wars.

President Eisenhower’s letter to Harvey V. Higley, Administrator of Veterans’ Affairs, designating him Chairman, Veterans Day National Committee

The White House Office
October 8, 1954

Dear Mr. Higley: I have today signed a proclamation calling upon all of our citizens to observe Thursday, November 11, 1954 as Veterans Day. It is my earnest hope that all veterans, their organizations, and the entire citizenry will join hands to insure proper and widespread observance of this day. With the thought that it will be most helpful to coordinate the planning, I am suggesting the formation of a Veterans Day National Committee. In view of your great personal interest as well as your official responsibilities, I have designated you to serve as Chairman. You may include in the Committee membership such other persons as you desire to select and I am requesting the heads of all departments and agencies of the Executive branch to assist the Committee in its work in every way possible.

I have every confidence that our Nation will respond wholeheartedly in the appropriate observance of Veterans Day, 1954.



In 1968, the Uniforms Holiday Bill ensured three-day weekends for federal employees by celebrating four national holidays on Mondays: Washington’s Birthday, Memorial Day, Veterans Day, and Columbus Day.

Under this bill, Veterans Day was moved to the fourth Monday of October.

Many states did not agree with this decision and continued to celebrate the holiday on its original date.

The first Veterans Day under the new law was observed with much confusion on Oct. 25, 1971.

Finally on September 20, 1975, President Gerald R. Ford signed a law which returned the annual observance of Veterans Day to its original date of Nov. 11, beginning in 1978.

Since then, the Veterans Day holiday has been observed on Nov. 11.

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Happy National Senior Citizens Day!

“For all they have achieved throughout life and for all they continue to accomplish, we owe older citizens our thanks and a heartfelt salute. We can best demonstrate our gratitude and esteem by making sure that our communities are good places in which to mature and grow older.” – Ronald Reagan

reaganOn August 19, 1988, President Ronald Reagan issued Proclamation 5847 making National Senior Citizens Day an official holiday, to be observed annually on August 21.

On this day, we are encouraged to recognize the elderly citizens of our communities and show appreciation for their valuable contributions to our lives and to society as a whole.

In honor of National Senior Citizens Day, we are happy to announce that we are now offering a Senior Citizen Discount!

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Seniors_Bubble ViewBy traditional definition, a senior citizen is anyone 60 years of age or older, and in today’s society this actually seems pretty young!

In fact…

Perhaps as a direct result of people living longer thanks to medical advancements and public awareness of healthy lifestyle choices, the numbers show that Senior Citizens are part of the fastest-growing demographic in the world today.

Did you know?

When it comes to new technologies, adults above the age of 55 represent 65% of all “early adopters.”

Not only that, but blogger, KJ Mason writes:

As of now, there are over 35 million users on Facebook, Twitter and Skype that are of 65 years or above. They are, by far, the fastest growing demographic. 11 percent of Facebook users are senior citizens, and use the site actively because 1 in 5 of that 11 perfect will log on for at least an hour on any given day.

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Ways You Can Celebrate

  • Spend some time with senior citizens

Even if they aren’t your relatives, Seniors have amazing stories to tell, and most of them love to tell them! All you have to do is listen!

  • Show your appreciation for senior citizensVolunteer_Lady_Cane

We all show our thanks in different ways, so there is no right or wrong way tell someone how much we appreciate them – just tell them! 

  • Do volunteer work in support of the elderly

One of the best ways to show your appreciation is to volunteer at a retirement home – you could simply volunteer your time, or you could always show off that juggling act that you’ve been practicing in secret…

Of course, If you are a senior citizen yourself, make sure to check for special promotions and giveaways at all of your favorite restaurants and local shops!

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