Air date: November 11, 2015
Host: Jim Schneider
Jim began this edition of Crosstalk by giving listeners an overview of the history of Veterans Day. This included what precipitated the name change from Armistice Day as well as the change that took place due to the signing of the Uniform Holiday Bill in 1968. That bill was designed to give three day weekends for federal employees for the celebration of four national holidays which included Veterans Day. On September 20th of 1975, a public law was signed by President Ford that would return the annual observance of Veterans Day to its original day of November 11th beginning in 1978.
The majority of this Crosstalk is comprised of comments from listeners as they honor and thank both those who have served and are still with us as well as those who are currently serving.