In the United States of America, Veterans Day is celebrated as a national holiday on November 11. It began in the 1900s after World War I. It continues to be a time when Americans honor those who served in the armed forces.
Veterans Day is an official United States public holiday. It’s observed annually (each year) on November 11. The holiday is a time to honor military veterans.
A veteran is someone who served in the United States Armed Forces. The armed forces include the Navy, Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. These are the five branches of the United States military forces.
The holiday happens at the same time as other holidays, including Armistice Day and Remembrance Day. These holidays are celebrated in other countries that mark the anniversary of the end of World War I. World War I ended at 11 o’clock on the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918. When the armistice with Germany went into effect the war officially ended.
The holiday was first called Armistice Day. At the urging of major veteran groups, Armistice Day was changed to Veterans Day. President Eisenhower changed the name to Veterans Day in 1954.
Veterans Day for Kids
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