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Veterans Day 2015: Home


Operation Gratitude annually sends 150,000+ care packages filled with snacks, entertainment, hygiene and hand-made items, plus personal letters of appreciation, to New Recruits, Veterans, First Responders, Wounded Warriors, Care Givers and to individually named U.S. Service Members deployed overseas.

What you can do:

Stop by the library and fill out a postcard!

Postcards also available at the Veterans Resource Center (Physical Sciences Building 113).

Brief History


Veterans Day, formerly known as Armistice Day, was originally set as a U.S. legal holiday to honor the end of World War I, which officially took place on November 11, 1918. In legislation that was passed in 1938, November 11 was "dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be hereafter celebrated and known as 'Armistice Day.'" As such, this new legal holiday honored World War I veterans.

 1954: Congress changed Armistice Day to Veterans Day and Nov. 11th became a day to honor all American veterans.

 1968: Uniforms Holiday Bill was passed moving Veterans Day to the fourth Monday in October to ensure a three day weekend for federal employees. Many disagreed with the move.

 1978: President Ford signed a law returning Veterans Day to its original date of Nov. 11.


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Give back to those who have already given so much for this country. Volunteer with an organization that helps out veterans: 

DVD's @ the Library

John F. Kennedy Memorial Library
California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032-8300