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State Offices Closed for Veterans Day

November 10, 2015
Vietnam Memorial in front of the "Sloppy" Floyd building in Atlanta

Each year on November 11, Georgia honors all veterans by closing state offices. We remember those who served through parades, ceremonies and other events held to honor our veterans (such as Atlanta's annual Freedom Ball).

Originally, this holiday, named Armistice Day by the federal calendar, celebrated the end of World War I. However, in 1954, Congress renamed it to Veterans Day so that we could honor all veterans in America. Each year, our Georgia Governor issues a formal proclamation so that Veterans Day can be honored as a state holiday in Georgia.

To learn more about state holidays in Georgia, check out our Popular Topic.

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Rachel Hart is the User Interface designer for GeorgiaGov. She visually organizes information, and writes blogs on a variety of government-related topics.

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