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Veterans' Day Time Line

For those of you wondering why Veterans Day is always celebrated on November 11... Oh wait. It wasn't always celebrated on the 11th. Here is why!


1918: November 11, 11:00 a.m. the armistice ending World War I (truce) goes into effect
1919: President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day with these words "To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations…"
Fact: The original idea for Veterans’ Day was a day observed with parades with a brief suspension of business beginning at 11:00 a.m.
1938: November 11 is made a legal holiday is signed into Act on May 13 – as a day dedicated to the cause of world peace known as Armistice Day.
1954: With…

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