Veterans Day is the American holiday when people who had served in the military during war-time are remembered and are thanked. It is both a federal and a state holiday. The holiday is celebrated on the same day as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day in other countries. These holidays are all November 11. This is the day seen as the end of World War I. The first World War ended on November 11, 1918.
The holiday was first created as Armistice day in 1919 by President Woodrow Wilson. Thirty states made it a state holiday that year. It was made a holiday for the entire country in 1938. On June 1, 1954, the name was changed to Veterans Day.
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|New Year's Day | Martin Luther King, Jr. Day | Presidents' Day | Memorial Day | Independence Day
Labor Day | Columbus Day | Veterans Day | Thanksgiving Day | Christmas Day
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Veterans Day parade in Baltimore, Maryland, 2016
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