Veterans Day facts and the history of Veterans Day origins (formerly Armistice Day), also known as Remembrance Day in other countries.
Veterans Day Facts
- November 1919 President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed Nov. 11th as “Armistice Day”.
- May 13, 1938 Nov. 11th Veterans Day became a National Holiday honoring Veterans of WWI.
- Raymond Weeks led a parade on Nov. 11th, 1947 honoring Veterans of all wars.
- World War I fighting stopped on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.
- In 1954 “Armistice Day” was renamed “Veterans Day” to honor American Veterans of all wars.
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|Memorial Day Vs. Veterans Day|
|Memorial Day is for remembering and honoring military personnel who died in the service of their country, particularly those who died in battle or as a result of a wound sustained in battle.||Veterans Day is intended to thank all those who honorably served in the military – in war time or peace.|