I did a little research to find when Armistice Day became Veterans Day. President Eisenhower signed a proclamation in 1954 officially changing the name of Armistice Day to Veterans Day.
The first Armistice Day was celebrated on November 11th, 1919 in recognition of the armistice that ended the fighting in World War I on the 11th month, the 11th day, at the 11th hour in 1918. It became quiet across the World War I battlefields and trenches at that time as word passed along that the fighting was over and the “war to end all wars” was over.
In 1926 Congress passed a resolution for an annual observance of Armistice Day and it became a national holiday beginning in 1938. Growing up in the 50’s and 60’s, many of the adults in my life still used the name of Armistice Day for November 11th. Today, we seldom hear the term…
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