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Armistice Day marked the end of World War I. Hostilities ceased at the eleventh hour, on the eleventh day, of the eleventh month of 1918.


In 1919, President Woodrow Wilson declared that the nation should honor the peace by observing November the 11th as Armistice Day.


In 1938, Armistice Day was made a legal holiday. And, in 1954, after World War II and the Korean War, the name was officially changed to Veterans’ Day.


The purpose of the day is to honor all Veterans whether they served in peacetime or in war. Today, we pay tribute to our veterans, to the fallen, and to their families. They have sacrificed, so that we may live in the land of the free and the home of the brave.

Written by Mike Hankins and Matt Smith

Produced by Matt Smith

Narration by Matt Smith

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