Felician Marks Veterans Day
Felician University marked Veterans Day with a ceremonial gathering held in front of the flag that flies outside the Castle on the Rutherford campus. Felician students, faculty, staff and administrators gathered on a bright and brisk November day to honor our country’s veterans. The crowd was treated to tributes, patriotic songs and moving poems to commemorate this special day.
History of Veterans Day
Veterans Day is a U.S. legal holiday dedicated to American veterans of all wars. In 1918, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, was declared between the Allied nations and Germany in World War I, then known as “the Great War.” Commemorated in many countries as Armistice Day the following year, November 11th became a federal holiday in the United States in 1938. In the aftermath of World War II and the Korean War, Armistice Day became legally known as Veterans Day.