Every November 11 we observe Veterans Day as a way to honor those that have served in the United States Armed Forces. This national holiday was first observed in 1919 when President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed November 11 as Armistice Day. A year earlier on that date an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, occurred between the Allied Forces and Germany to effectively end World War I. In 1954, President Eisenhower issued a proclamation to rename the holiday as Veterans Day and today Veterans Day is a legal public holiday (see 5 U.S.C. §6103).
In honor of this national holiday, please take a moment next week to stop by the Law Library to give a “salute” to your RWU Law colleagues, students, faculty, friends, and family who are serving or have served by completing one of the forms at the Circulation Desk. Filled out forms will be hung at the Law Library entrance as a way to show our gratitude for their service. The University will also be holding a Veterans Day Ceremony on Friday, November 10 at 11:00am.
If you are interested in learning more about veterans law research and the Law Library’s collection on veterans law, visit our LawGuide on the subject.Library Blog