Birmingham Veterans Day celebration http://apr.org en US Senate: Birmingham is First Home of Vets Day http://apr.org/post/us-senate-birmingham-first-home-vets-day <div><p>Birmingham has long claimed to have the nation's oldest celebration of Veterans Day.</p><p>Now, the U.S. Senate agrees.</p><p>The Senate has passed a resolution stating that Birmingham is home to the nation's first and longest-running observance of Veterans Day.</p><p>The resolution comes nine years after the U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution recognizing Emporia, Kan., as the "founding city" of the holiday.</p> Wed, 21 Nov 2012 13:25:24 +0000 The Associated Press 21017 at http://apr.org US Senate: Birmingham is First Home of Vets Day