In observance of the Veterans Day holiday, the law library will be closed on Thursday, November 11. Our email and  telephone reference, and statewide chat services will resume on Friday, November 12.

Though the library will be closed, you can access our online resources. Start with our COVID-19 Legal Issues pageSelf-Help Center, or the research and motion guides, including our Military Guide: Law, Benefits, & Resources, available on our website. The guides cover dozens of legal topics. Also, you can remotely access many of our legal databases, including NOLO’s self-help legal books, Fastcase, and our newest database Coursera from the legal databases page.

Veterans Day is a day set aside to honor and thank all who have honorably served in the military, whether in war or in peace. The holiday of Veterans Day, originally known as Armistice Day, began as a commemoration of the end of fighting, or armistice, between the Allied forces and the German army on the 11th hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918. This date is considered to be the end of the First World War. It was first proclaimed a national holiday by Woodrow Wilson in 1919, when he stated:

To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride
in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the
victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the
opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in
the councils of the nations…

We thank all of our San Diego Veterans for their service and wish everyone a safe and happy Veterans Day!