Honoring Our Veterans

Photo from US Air Force

Photo from US Air Force

On Friday, November 11, the library will close in observance of Veterans Day. Take time during this holiday to reflect on the reason.

Who do we honor on Veterans Day?

We are honoring all those who served honorably in the military whether in peace or in war. (Memorial Day honors those who died while in service.)

Why do we honor them on November 11?

On November 11, 1918, the armistice was signed between the Allied and Axis powers, thus ending the first world war. In the United States, Armistice Day changed its name to Veterans Day when the holiday was changed to honor all those that had served in the United States Armed Forces.

An attempt made to change the holiday to the first Monday in October was short-lived due to fervent opposition. Many countries around the world celebrate a similar holiday on November 11. Check out the Credo Reference article to learn more.

How can I honor those who served?

There is a tradition of holding a moment of silence on the 11th minute of the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. So at 11:11 am on Friday, November 11, be thinking about those Brave who protect the land of the Free.

During the week of November 7th, the SBCC Veteran Resource Center will he honoring SBCC veterans and the local veteran community, Monday, November 7th through Thursday, November 10th – all day long!

    COMPLEMENTARY COFFEE COUPON for SBCC U.S. Military Veterans!
    Compliments of our always supportive of our veterans and their families SBCC Food Services!

    If you are a U.S. Military veteran stop by the Veterans Support Office and pick up your complementary Coffee Coupon to be used week of November 7th through November 11th or send me an email and I will place in your SBCC mail box.

    OPEN HOUSE ALL WEEK
    Come by and enjoy complementary snacks, beverages and water! Hang out! Meet and greet each other! Use the center, free printing, lap tops and good vibes.

    RAFFLE!
    Veterans: come by and pick up a ticket to win!

To find out more information, like, “Is it Veterans Day with or without an apostrophe?”, check out the Veterans Day FAQ page on the Veterans Affairs website