Veterans Day, November 11 is intended to thank all those who honorably served in the military – in war time or peace time
The theme of the 2016 Veterans Day poster is “Courage – Honoring All Who Served. ”
Veterans Day Facts
- November 1919 President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed November 11th as “Armistice Day”.
- May 13, 1938 November 11th Veterans Day became a National Holiday honoring Veterans of WWI.
- Raymond Weeks led a parade on November 11th, 1947 honoring Veterans of all wars.
- World War I fighting stopped on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.
- In 1954 “Armistice Day” was renamed “Veterans Day” to honor American Veterans of all wars.