November 11, 2019

Veterans Day & Update from Veterans Clinic

In honor of Veterans Day, Forman Watkins & Krutz LLP would like to thank all Veterans for their service to this country.

Some Veterans Day facts:

  • The day was first called Armistice Day and was established on November 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I.
  • Armistice Day was changed to Veterans Day in 1954 as a result of lobbying by veterans service organizations. President Eisenhower signed the legislation, and the holiday became a day to honor all of America's veterans.
  • France, Great Britain, Canada, and Australia also honor World War I and II veterans on or near November 11.
  • The first Veterans Day parade was held in Birmingham, Alabama in 1947 and remains an annual tradition.

UPDATE: The November 2nd Monmouth County Veterans Information and Resources Clinic went well with about a dozen Veterans speaking with the attorneys. There was a good combination of government/non-profit support groups on-site that also provided assistance to our Veterans. The organizers continue to develop contacts with local Veterans organizations and have met with a number of young Veterans connected with Brookdale University who are interested in holding the next event on their campus, ideally in mid-to-late February.