Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Veterans Day Displays

Wednesday, Nov. 11 is Veterans Day. 

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, was declared between the Allied nations and Germany in the First World War. 

Commemorated as Armistice Day the following year, November 11th became a legal federal holiday in the United States in 1938. In the aftermath of World War II and the Korean War, Armistice Day became Veterans Day, a holiday dedicated to American veterans of all wars.

Kimbel Library will be honoring Veterans in the campus community with several displays in the Bryan Information Commons. Displays will include America's White Table, a letter writing table to send thank you notes through the Any Soldier organization and a "Thank You" wall to write the names or post a photo of family or friends who have served in the military. A special thank you to all the men and women who have fought for our country, honor and freedom!

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