Tuesday, November 13

If you are planning on hunting this Friday please make sure you bring a note from your parent & your tags.

JH SADD Meeting today during Learning lab.

Monday, November 12

Yesterday, November 11, 2018 was Veterans Day.

Veterans Day, formerly known as Armistice Day was originally set as a U.S. legal holiday to honor the end of World War I, which officially took place on November 11, 1918.  In legislation that was passed in 1938, November 11 was "dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be hereafter celebrated and known as 'Armistice Day'.  As such, this new legal holiday honored World War I veterans.

In 1954, after having been through both World War II and the Korean War, the 83rd U.S. Congress - at the urging of the Veterans Service Organizations - amended the Act of 1938 by striking out the word "Armistice" and inserting the word "Veterans."  With the approval of this legislation on June 1, 1954, Nov. 11 became a day to honor American veterans of all wars.

In 1968, the Uniforms Holiday Bill ensured three-day weekends for federal employees by celebrating four national holiday on Mondays:  Washington's Birthday, Memorial Day, Veterans Day, and Columbus Day.  Under this bill, Veterans Day was moved to the fourth Monday of October.  Many states did not agree with this decision and continued to celebrate the holiday on its original date.  The first Veterans Day under the new law was observed with much confusion on Oct. 25, 1971. 

Finally on September 20, 1975, President Gerald R. Ford signed a law which returned the annual observance of Veterans Day to its original date of Nov. 11, beginning in 1978.  Since then, the Veterans Day holiday has been observed on Nov, 11.

Please take time during the next week to thank a veteran or someone in active service of our country, for all they have sacrificed for our freedom.

The Eastland PTO is selling Eastland Drinkware.  Great Christmas idea!  All items are in stock and ready for pick up.  Please let Mrs. Higley or Mrs. J Fink know if you are interested.