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What is the history of Veterans Day?

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E. Jonathan

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Answered Dec 11, 2019

Armistice Day was the original name given for this celebration. The celebration of Armistice Day was announced by President Woodrow Wilson in 1919 to honor every serviceman who participated in World War I, which ended on November 11, 1918. Armistice Day actually became a federal holiday after it was passed by the legislature in 1938, as a special day to celebrate the end of World War 1. However, the US Congress decided to change the name of the celebration from Armistice Day to Veterans Day.

The implication of this is that Veterans Day will not only be for those who fought during World War I, but it will also be a special day for every serviceman who fought during Korean War and World War II, including other important wars. It is important to know that Veterans Day is not the same as Memorial Day and that Veterans Day was once celebrated on October 25, but it was later returned to its original date.

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