Friday, November 11th is Veteran’s Day

November 11, 1918 was the day fighting ceased in World War I and officially became a holiday called Armistice Day. In November 1819, President Wilson declared, “To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations…”

After World War II, the name of the holiday was changed to Veteran’s Day, to ensure all veterans would be honored on this holiday.