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Provides information on a variety of resources for active duty military, veterans and their families.

Resources for Active Duty and Retired Military and Their Families

The selected sources on this site are intended to provide a starting point to locate information and resources on a variety of topics for current duty soldiers, veterans, and their families.  You are encouraged to use the guide as a place to begin your research on a topic.  Select a tab at the top of the page for specific topic information.

This project was supported by funds from a Carnegie-Whitney Grant awarded by the American Library Association in 2013.



Veterans Day

An Act (52 Stat. 351; 5 U. S. Code, Sec. 87a) approved May 13, 1938, made the 11th of November in each year a legal holiday—a day to be dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be thereafter celebrated and known as "Armistice Day." Armistice Day was primarily a day set aside to honor veterans of World War I, but in 1954, after World War II had required the greatest mobilization of soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen in the Nation’s history; after American forces had fought aggression in Korea, the 83rd Congress, at the urging of the veterans service organizations, amended the Act of 1938 by striking out the word "Armistice" and inserting in its place the word "Veterans." With the approval of this legislation (Public Law 380) on June 1, 1954, November 11th became a day to honor American veterans of all wars.

From the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: Veterans Day

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