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Happy Veteran’s Day

November 11th, Veteran’s Day, is a day to honor the men and women who have heroically served our country.

Veterans Day was originally set as a U.S. legal holiday to honor the end of World War I, which took place on November 11, 1918. On November 11, 1938, legislation passed that November 11 was “dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be celebrated and known as ‘Armistice Day.'” This new legal holiday honored World War I veterans.

In 1954, after going though both World War II and the Korean War, the 83rd U.S. Congress amended the Act of 1938 by striking out the word “Armistice” and inserting the word “Veterans.” This change was approved by the legislation on June 1, 1954, and made Nov. 11th to be call Veteran’s Day, a day to honor American veterans of all wars.

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