On November 12 the USS KIDD Veterans Museum, in partnership with Secretary of State Tom Schedler and Louisiana's Old State Capitol, celebrates the men and women of the American Armed Forces by commemorating Veterans Day. The observance is held at Louisiana's Old State Capitol, located at 100 North Blvd., at 11:00 a.m. The event is free and open to the public. "We are always humbled to thank the over 16 million living veterans who have served during at least one war," said David Beard, Executive Director of the USS KIDD Veterans Museum. "Veterans Day gives all Americans an opportunity to pause and think about the sacrifice and service of these selfless men and women in uniform."
Veterans Day, originally called Armistice Day, was established to commemorate the end of World War I. The cease-fire on the Western front began on "the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month." The KIDD's observance holds true to that historic point in time each year.