About National Veep Day
Veep Day is not the celebration of the Vice President. Rather, it's the commemoration of the presidential succession provisions in the US Constitution. It was on August 9th, 1974 that Gerald Ford ascended to the presidency upon Richard Nixon's resignation without ever having been elected as either vice president or president.
Ford had become vice president after Spiro Agnew resigned due to a kickback scandal. When Nixon later resigned amid the Watergate scandal, Ford found himself occupying the Oval Office. This was the first time the VP had become president under these terms.