Veterans Day Facts Infographic

Veterans Day facts and the history of Veterans Day origins (formerly Armistice Day), also known as Remembrance Day in other countries.

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.

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