In observance of the Veterans Day holiday, we will be closed on Wednesday, November 11. Remote assistance appointments, Virtual Front Deskemail, telephone, and statewide chat services will resume on Thursday, November 12.

While the library is closed, you can access many of 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, from the legal databases page.

The holiday of Veterans 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…”