The History of Veterans Day


“November 11, or what has come to be known as Veterans Day, was originally set as a U.S. legal holiday to honor Armistice Day – the end of World War I, which officially took place on November 11, 1918. In legislature that was passed in 1938, November 11 was “dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be hereafter celebrated and known as ‘Armistice Day.’ As such, this new legal holiday honored World War I veterans…..”


Veterans Day, Honoring Soldiers, November 11

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Read more about how Veterans Day evolved from Armistice Day to a today’s celebration of the sacrifices made by all of our 23 million veterans and their families.



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