I know there's a strong movement afoot to make Veterans Day a 'true' national holiday; that is to say, to move it out of its middle ground status and place it on par with Memorial Day, Labor Day, or New Year's Day.
Democracy advocates have also been saying for years that we should make our election days national holidays. This, they say, would greatly increase voter participation rates and better-enfranchise many whose long hours and/or long commutes pose real obstacles to voting.
Since the two fall so close to one another already, why not follow through by elevating the status of Veterans Day and making it the same day that we vote?
I don't know what all the barriers here would be, but I thought it at least merited a mention.
A few Google searches before I made this entry showed me that plenty of others have wondered aloud about this, too.