DePaul University Library joins with the rest of the DePaul community in remembering and thanking our veterans for their service.
Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on November 11, 1919--the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and November 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed legislation in 1954 to change the name to Veterans Day as a way to honor those who served in all American wars. The day honors military veterans with parades and speeches across the nation including a ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, pictured below.
All DePaul Libraries will maintain normal hours; classes also meet as usual.
November 11, 2013 DePaul Veteran’s Day Schedule
- 7am: The Student Government Association and Student Veterans Union are on the quads setting up a flag for each 18-24 year old service-member that lost their lives since 9/11
- 9am: The National Roll Call will be playing on each campus from 9am-5pm displaying the names of 6,769 fallen in Post 9/11 conflicts
- 11am: On this 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, DePaul observes a moment of silence to honor veterans of all our nations conflicts. Thank you for your service.
- 12pm: Vietnam era Veterans at DePaul share their reflections at the Annual Veterans Day at DePaul luncheon
- 4pm: DePaul Student Veterans are in the Lincoln Park Student Center sharing pictures from their time in service
Sailor and Girl at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, May
1943, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division http://loc.gov/pictures/item/fsa1992001227/PP/