We have a very important holiday coming up next week, Veterans Day. You may not know, but in 1953, a shoe store owner named Al King started a campaign that the day should celebrate all veterans, not just those who served in World War 1, suggesting it should be renamed from Armistice Day to ‘All’ Veterans Day.

Al’s idea was taken up by his local Chamber of Commerce and then by a local congressman, who helped push a bill for the holiday through Congress. President Eisenhower signed it into law and in May 1954, Congress amended the law and officially replaced ‘Armistice’ with ‘Veterans’.

In 1968, the Uniform Monday Holiday Act initially applied to Veterans Day as well, stipulating that the federal holiday should be observed on the fourth Monday of October. However, veterans’ groups opposed the change, and most states kept their Veterans Day commemorations on November 11. In 1975, President Gerald Ford signed a law that moved the holiday back to November 11.

A very special thanks to All our Veterans!!!!!!

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Administrative and Town Hall Business Hours

 

Regular office and utility hours are Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

549 Main Street, Whiteland, IN 46184
(317) 535-5531

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(317) 530-0222

 

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