Remembering Our Veterans
The end of World War I, November 11, 1918, would be officially observed by our country as Armistice Day beginning in 1919. This letter details how federal employees observed Armistice Day in 1919.
The observance would be officially changed to Veterans Day in 1954. You can learn about the change here: “H. Rpt 1333, Report on Changing Armistice Day to Veterans Day, 03/09/1954" Notice that the official name is Veterans Day (not Veteran’s or Veterans’).
This document was recently digitized by teachers in our Primarily Teaching 2014 Summer Workshop in Washington, D.C.
Citation: Letter from the Department of Labor to the Commissioner General of Immigration Regarding the Observance of Armistice Day, 11/10/1919; Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service; National Archives. Available at http://owl.li/E3yEf