Veterans Day Proclamation

Dwight D. Eisenhower

In 1954, Congress changed the name of the November 11th Armistice Day holiday to Veterans Day, rededicating the day to the memory of the service personnel of all wars of the United States.  Here, President Eisenhower issues an official proclamation directing citizens and the federal government to observe the day and suggesting that, “…all veterans, all veterans’ organizations, and the entire citizenry will wish to to join hands in the common purpose.”

January 8, 1954

State of the Union Address

Dwight D. Eisenhower

As reported from the floor in the Congressional Record (vol. 104, p. 171).

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