Veterans Day 11/12/12

This year the observance of Veterans Day falls on Monday, November 12. Veterans Day finds its past linked to the end of WWI and President Woodrow Wilson. The holiday was originally called Armistice Day and was established on November 11, 1919 to commemorate the cease fire agreement, which was reached between the fighting powers on the same day the previous year. The day was meant for citizens to reflect on the heroism and sacrifice of those who fought for their country. It did not become a legal holiday, however, until 1938. As the years progressed and America engaged in both WWII and the Korean War. Armistice Day had become not only about those who fought in WWI, but about all individuals who had served in the military. In 1954 the holiday was officially renamed “Veterans Day” and that same year the Department of Veterans Affairs was established. [source] Although linked to Memorial Day, which falls in May, Veterans Day differs in that it is a remembrance of all veterans who have served their country not just those who have fallen. Veterans Day is often marked with parades and other community celebrations. [source]

This year SBCC will be hosting a Veteran’s Resource Day on Tuesday, November 6 from 10am to 1:30pm at Friendship Plaza. SBCC also offers Veteran’s support all year long, find out more by clicking here. Check out the current library display or search the library catalog for more books and information on veterans.