Today, as we observe Veterans Day, I am once again reminded of the importance of the written letter in United States history.
In my research for a post about this holiday I found many mentions and links to the letter written by President Dwight D. Eisenhower to Administrator of Veterans Affairs, Harvey V. Higley, appointing him Chairman of the Veterans Day National Committee. It made me wonder, in this age of electronic communication, would information of this importance be sent by email? Or does an actual hard copy letter somehow speak to the importance of the content?
I hope that you will share your thoughts on Veterans Day, mail and it’s role in our country’s history or how you feel electronic communications may alter the way we archive documents of historical importance in the future.