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Veteran’s Day Holiday Closing

November 11

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Yearly on the same date
veterans-dayVETERANS DAY – NOV. 11th

The Main Street office
will be closed to observe Veterans Day.
Valor – Courage – Sacrifice
From the staff of Main Street,
Thank you to all of our military personnel – current, former, and those who gave all, for the sacrifices you have
made for our freedom.

Observance

Veterans Day is intended to honor and thank all military personnel who served the United States in all wars, particularly living veterans. Veterans Day is officially observed on November 11.

History

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 an armistice between Germany and the Allied nations came into effect. On November 11, 1919, Armistice Day was commemorated for the first time. In 1919, President Wilson proclaimed the day should be “filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country‚Äôs service and with gratitude for the victory”.

In 1926, the United States Congress officially recognized the end of World War I and declared that the anniversary of the armistice should be commemorated with prayer and thanksgiving. An Act (52 Stat. 351; 5 U. S. Code, Sec. 87a) was approved on May 13, 1938, which made November 11 in each year a legal holiday, known as Armistice Day. This day was originally intended to honor veterans of World War I. A few years later, World War II required the largest mobilization of service men in the history of the United States and the American forces fought in Korea. In 1954, the veterans service organizations urged Congress to change the word “Armistice” to “Veterans”. Congress approved this change and on June 1, 1954, November 11 became a day to honor all American veterans, where ever and whenever they had served.


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