Wisconsin public school observance day required by statute (Wis. Stat. sec. 118.02). This observance day began in 1919 as Armistice Day to commemorate the end of World War I. In 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed legislation changing Armistice Day to Veterans Day, "a day dedicated to world peace." The day honors all veterans of the U.S. armed services. When an observance day falls on a Saturday or Sunday, it should be observed on the preceding Friday or the following Monday.
Enacted June 12, 1929, from the 1929 Laws of Wisconsin, Chapter 160.
More information and educational resources are available on the Department of Public Instruction Social Studies Education Observance Days website.