Did you know?
The federal holiday is observed on Nov. 11, the day World War I ended in 1918.
A year later, President Woodrow Wilson celebrated what was initially known as Armistice Day for the first time. But it wasn’t until 1938 that Congress recognized it as an official federal holiday.
In 1954, the holiday’s name was changed to Veterans Day to honor the veterans of all wars the U.S. has fought. In France and elsewhere in Europe, the day continues to be known as Armistice Day.
It’s “Veterans Day,” not “Veteran’s Day.” It could seem like a silly grammar choice – but it’s not. The Department of Veterans Affairs notes that Veterans Day is a day to recognize the veterans with us. “Veteran’s Day” with an apostrophe would instead be a day that belongs to veterans.
In the United States, an official wreath-laying ceremony is held each Veterans Day at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. In contrast, parades and other celebrations are held in states around the country.
Veterans Day is a time for us to pay our respects to those who have served. For one day, we stand united in respect for you, our veterans.
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