The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918. Veterans Day, originally called Armistice Day, is observed annually on November 11, a day that marks the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice of Compiegne, which ended World War I in 1918. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 calling for an annual observance on November 11 for Veterans/Armistice Day. In 1938 it became a legal holiday, honoring all veterans of all wars. In 1954, the holiday was officially renamed Veterans Day in the U.S.
We salute all of our veterans who have served our country proudly. We owe you a huge debt of gratitude.
Special thanks to one of our own, University Archivist, IS2 (SW) Joseph D. Coates, who served in the United States Navy.
Here are a few movies in our Library that may be of interest:
“American Sniper” – Hammond & Westville
“Dirty Dozen” – Hammond campus
“Hurt Locker” –Hammond & Westville
“Tuskegee Airmen” – Hammond Campus
“War” – Westville Campus
“World at War” (11 DVD set) –Westville Campus