Six Facts About Veterans Day (page 2)

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#2.)  Veteran’s Day Was Originally Called “Armistice Day.”  November 11th, 1919 was the first anniversary of the end of World War One.

And Armistice Day was originally supposed to honor veterans of THAT war.  But now it extends to ALL veterans.  Congress made it a national holiday in 1938, then renamed it Veterans Day in 1954.

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