By: Terry Bennett
On November 11 of each year we thank all of our brave men and women who have served in the Military Services. Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on November 11, 1919, which was the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance and in 1938 Veterans Day became a national holiday. Unlike Memorial Day, Veterans Day honors all veterans, living or deceased, for their service to our country.
In 1954, President Dwight David Eisenhower officially changed the name of the holiday from Armistice Day to Veterans Day. In 1968, Congress moved the celebration to the fourth Monday in October. The law became effective in 1971. In 1975, President Ford returned Veterans Day to November 11 because of the historical significance of the date. Other countries, such as Canada and Great Britain, commemorate what is called Remembrance Day in and around November 11.
There are approximately 23 million military veterans in the United States and approximately 9 million of those are over the age of 65. Please tell a veteran that you are grateful for their service to our nation. By this simple gesture you are honoring their sacrifice.
Terry joined the practice in 1974. His areas of focus include personal injury law, real estate law, probate law, estate planning, business law, corporations, and adoptions. He is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, United States Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, United States District Court Western District of Kentucky, United States Court of Military Appeals, and all Kentucky courts.
A Hardin County native and former Army office in the Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps, Terry graduated from William and Mary in Virginia with an undergraduate degree in government. He received his Juris Doctorate from Wake Forest Law School in Winston Salem, North Carolina, where he graduated with honors.