COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- The Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) has revealed a new patch that will be on many department vehicles this month in honor of Veterans day.
According to CSPD, Veteran’s Day was originally called Armistice Day, commemorating the end of World War I. Since that first observance in 1919, the day has changed names and dates several times until President Gerald R. Ford signed Public Law 94-97 (89 Stat. 479), which returned the annual observance of Veterans Day to its original date of November 11.
Community members also have the opportunity to purchase a special CSPD military coin and/or
patch throughout the month of November.
The cost of these items is $10 per coin and $5 per patch.
Coins and Patches are available for purchase at the front desk of the Police Operations Center (705 S. Nevada Ave) between 8 a.m.-7 p.m. every day of the week. The proceeds will support the CSPD Cadet Program.