Why Does Veterans’ Day Fall on November 11?

In the United States, November 11 is Veterans’ Day, a day on which we remember and appreciate the men and women who serve and have served in our armed forces. The holiday (or “observance,” if you prefer) originated in November 1919, when President Wilson issued a proclamation recognizing November 11 as “Armistice Day,” in honor of the  November 11, 1918 armistice that marked the initial end to hostilities during World War I. Although the war itself did not end for another seven months (the official end to World War I occurred at the signing of the Treaty of Versailles in June 1919), Armistice Day

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