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Facts

Facts about Veteran's Day:

  • Always observed on November 11th.
  • On Veterans’ Day, Americans honor all living military veterans, including the many working moms who are veterans of military service.
  • The holiday began as Armistice Day on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I.
  • In 1938, Nov. 11 became a national holiday.
  • In 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed legislation changing the name to Veterans’ Day in order to honor veterans of all American wars.

 

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