DPS is observing Veterans Day to pay tribute to all U.S. veterans who bravely served our country. We take this time to remember their sacrifices and selflessness. We would like to express a heartfelt thank you to all of our DPS veterans who so valiantly served our country. Together we stand on this special day to honor you and your service.
(For our history buffs, Veterans Day is formally known as Armistice Day. It was set as a legal holiday to honor the end of World War I on November 11, 1918. In 1938, legislation was passed dedicating November 11 “to the cause of world peace and to be hereafter celebrated and known as ‘Armistice Day.'” This new legal holiday honored World War I veterans.
In 1954, after both World War II and the Korean War, the 83rd U.S. Congress amended the Act of 1938 by striking out the word “Armistice” and inserting the word “Veterans.” With the approval of this legislation on June 1, 1954, Nov. 11 became a day to honor American veterans of all wars. This information was compiled in part from http:/military.com.)
Several of our schools held Veterans Day ceremonies today and we encourage all who are observing through ceremonies or special events to share their photos.