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Veterans Day – A Brief History

November 11th became a legal federal holiday in the United States in 1938. In the aftermath of World War II and the Korean War, Armistice Day became Veterans Day, a holiday dedicated to American veterans of all wars.

Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines who have served their country are remembered on Veterans Day. Today Veterans Day is set aside to all honor all those who served their country in war and peace.

Also known as Armistice Day and Remembrance Day. In 1954 President Dwight D. Eisenhower legally changed Armistice Day to Veterans Day, honoring all veterans from all wars.

Veterans Day Facts Infographic

History of Veterans Day

An infographic from Naval History and Heritage Command

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 batter 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 wartime or peace. Read more

Veteran's Day: 2020

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