Monday, November 11, 2013

Celebrate Veteran's Day with a little history!

Today is Veteran's Day, when we honor the men and women who have served our country in the armed services. We at the Dick Smith Library, would like to thank all of our veterans for their service, and especially honor those Tarleton students, alumni, staff and faculty that are veterans.

This day wasn't always called Veteran's Day, though. Originally it was called "Armistice Day" and it celebrated the day that fighting stopped at the end of World War I- November 11, 1918. In 1954, the name was changed to Veteran's Day, in order to also honor the veterans who had served in World War II and the Korean War. If you want to learn more about the history of Veteran's Day, check out this page from the VA, which gives more details.

In honor of Veteran's Day, I also wanted to highlight some books we have in the library that tell the stories of the veterans of America's wars from the Revolutionary War to the present.

1 comment:

Cathy W. said...

Excellent list of books. Thank you!