About Veterans Day

About Veterans Day

Great Britain, France, and other countries celebrate November 11th as Armistice Day to commemorate the ending of World War I on November 11, 1918. Fighting ceased at the 11th hour, on the 11th day of the 11th month. Canada celebrates Remembrance Day on this same date.

The history of the Veterans Day in the United States is as follows:
1919 – President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed November 11th as Armistice Day to remind Americans
of the tragedies of war.
1938 – The day becomes a federal holiday.
1954 – Congress changes the name of the holiday from Armistice Day to Veterans Day to honor
all United States Veterans.
Today, in the United States, Veterans Day commemorates the courage and patriotism of all the
men and women who have served in the United States military.