In observance of Veterans Day, all our offices will be closed November 11th, 2019.
Honoring our Veterans on Veterans Day 2019
Veterans Day came from Armistice Day proclaimed by President Woodrow Wilson in 1919. Armistice is a term that states when parties at war agree to stop fighting.
In November 11th at 11am, 1918 (on the 11th hour, of the 11th of the month), Armistice Day came to be when the hostiles ceased fire ending World War I.
In 1954, Congress changed Armistice Day to Veterans Day recognizing and honoring all Veterans of all United States wars.
The observance of Veterans Day did have a different date in 1968 when it was known as the Uniform Holidays Bill passed by Congress, making Veterans Day o 4th Monday in October of 1971.
This date change was short-lived. President Gerald Ford moved Veterans Day back to the 11th of November in 1978 and it has been observed on this 11th of November ever since.
The true purpose of Veterans Day is to thank all who honorably served in our military during war time or peace time.