On Nov. 11, 1918, there was an armistice between the armies fighting in the Great War. And since everybody thought the armistice was going to last forever and that the world had been made safe for democracy they decided to make a holiday out of Nov. 11, 1918.
They were wrong, of course, but tradition being the nice thing that it is, they kept on with Armistice Day until finally nobody could think up any original speeches about why there weren't any armistices any more. So they changed the name to Veterans Day.
The University has a tradition of cancelling classes on holidays. The CRIMSON has a tradition of not publishing when classes are cancelled. There will be no Crime until Wednesday.