I love Veteran's day.....
On Veterans Day, Americans honor all living military veterans, including the many working moms who are veterans of military service. Here are some other Veterans Day facts you may not know.
Veterans Day is always observed on Nov. 11 with speeches and parades across the U.S. The holiday began as Armistice Day on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I.
* In 1926, Congress passed a resolution for an annual observance.
* In 1938, Nov. 11 became a national holiday.
* In 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed legislation changing the name to Veterans Day in order to honor veterans of all American wars.
Once known as Armistice Day the modern celebration of Veterans Day has its origins in the end of World War I. Rather than a commemoration of war this mid-November legal holiday is intended to coincide with the historic resumption of peace among nations. Naturally those who did not return from the battle front are the focus of much of the interest but living veterans are honored as well.
- November 11, 1919 was the first day Armistice Day was celebrated. Germany signed the armistice slowing the hostilities of WW1 in the 11th month, on the 11th day, during the 11th hour.
- November 11 is both a federal and state holiday.
- June 1, 1954 was when the United States changed the name to Veterans Day, honoring all military veterans.
- Between 1971 and 1977 Veterans Day was celebrated on the fourth Monday of October.
- Arlington National Cemetery has a ceremony every year on Veterans Day honoring those who died during war.
- There are roughly 24 million living veterans.
- During World War II Disney made films for each branch of the United States government.
- 400,000 of the United States Armed Forces died during WWII
Hope you liked these fun facts. Now go out and say "Thank You" to a Vet.
Bravery doesn't mean you aren't scared. It means you go anyway.