November 11, 1938, Veterans Day
Blog Introduction: November 11 is Veterans Day in the United States, a federal holiday to honor American veterans of all wars. Originally known as Armistice Day, Veterans Day was first observed in 1919 on the first anniversary of the end of World War I. In 1926, Congress passed a resolution asking that President Calvin Coolidge issue an annual proclamation calling for the observance of November 11 as Armistice Day.
On May 13, 1938, Congress changed the name of the holiday from Armistice Day to Veterans Day to commemorate veterans’ service in World War I and future conflicts. The day became a legal public holiday in the United States in 1954. At that time, it honored all American veterans of all wars.
Veterans Day is not to be confused with Memorial Day, a U.S. public holiday in May that honors those who have died while serving in the armed forces.
So on this Veterans Day, take a moment to remember and honor all of the brave men and women who have served our country throughout its history. From the Revolutionary War to present-day conflicts, these individuals have put their lives on the line to protect our freedoms. We owe them our eternal gratitude. Thank you, veterans!