Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed legislation in 1954 to change the name to Veterans Day as a way to honor those who served in all American wars.
The day honors military veterans with parades and speeches across the nation. A national ceremony takes place at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.
Brawley will celebrate Veterans Day Sunday evening at 6 p.m. at the Brawley Memorial Veteran’s Wall on Main Street. After the tribute to our local veterans, a candlelight service will be held to honor fallen hero, Capt. Scott Pace.