The History of Veterans Day
Veterans Day is a U.S. legal holiday dedicated to American veterans of all wars. On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, was declared between the Allied nations and Germany in the First World War. That is why Veterans Day is formerly known as Armistice Day – a U.S. legal holiday previously celebrating the official end of World War I on November 11, 1918.
It wasn’t until 1954, after both World War II and the Korean War, that Congress amended the Act of 1938. At that time, the word “Armistice” was stricken from the record and “Veteran” replaced it. Today, we honor American veterans of all wars.
And, yet, people have long confused Veterans…