Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on November 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and November 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938. In honor of Veterans Day, we have gathered photographs from our Senter Digital Archive to commemorate those who have served for our country.
These photos below are of Company F of the 8th Regiment Infantry returning from four months of Mexican border service during the Mexican Border War, November 6, 1916. Additional photographs of the their return are available in our collection, as well as older images of their training at both Camp Dewey in Framingham, Mass and Chickamauga, GA. View them here!