The History Behind Veterans Day

November 10, 2018

The History Behind Veterans Day

Veterans Day is a wonderful opportunity to let those who have served our country how much we appreciate their service.

It was originally called “Armistice Day” because as World War I was ending, fighting ceased when an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. 

Armistice Day was observed each year and in 1938 it became a national holiday. Then in 1954, President Dwight Eisenhower officially changed the name of the day to Veteran’s day to honor American veterans of all wars.

Unlike Memorial Day, Veterans Day pays tribute to all American veterans—living or dead—but especially gives thanks to living veterans who served their country honorably during war or peacetime. 

From the beginning, the day was meant to be celebrated with parades and this continues today. On Veterans day, be sure to thank a vet for their sacrifice and service for our freedom.

And don’t forget to proudly fly your Made in the USA American Flag.





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