Daily Archives: November 11, 2014

Veterans Day FAQ

Veterans-DayToday the libraries are closed in observance of Armistice Day, now known as Veterans Day.

What is Armistice Day?

In November 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day with the following words: “To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations…” Continue reading