Veterans Day is a federal holiday observed on November 11 each year – and it’s not only a great day to reflect on what those serving and who have served our country sacrifice for us, but also a day to learn the history and making of this annual holiday. Today and always, we join you in extending gratitude and honor towards military veterans.
An Act approved in 1938 named November 11 of each year a federal holiday. The day was to be dedicated to the cause of world peace and was to be known as “Armistice Day.” Armistice Day was primarily a day to honor veterans of World War I, but after World War II the name was changed to “Veterans Day” to honor both veterans of World War I and World War II. It wasn’t until 1954 that the United States declared November 11 a day to honor all military veterans.1
Sandia Area first began as Sandia Base Military Federal Credit Union in 1956, where our first branch opened on Kirtland Air Force Base. From that moment, we have had roots directly tied with the military, those who have served, and their families. Additionally we are a member of the Defense Credit Union Council (DCUC), which brings an important voice and perspective on issues affecting military families and works to be a voice of defense when necessary.
Today we continue to show our appreciation and give back to both members of the military and military families through donations to The Relocation and Transition Assistance Programs, Hearts Apart, and the Quarterly and Annual Award banquets, among others.
From Sandia Area to all veterans of our great country, we thank you.
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