Ten fun facts about Veterans Day
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It is a federal holiday that is observed on November 11.
Veterans Day was once called Armistice Day. Armistice Day was created to honor veterans of World War I.
November 11, 1919 was the first day Armistice Day was celebrated. Germany signed the armistice slowing the hostilities of World War I in the 11th month, on the 11th day, during the 11th hour.
June 1, 1954 was when the United States changed the name to Veterans Day, honoring all military veterans.Fact 5
Between 1971 and 1977 Veterans Day was celebrated on the fourth Monday of October.Fact 6
It coincides with other holidays such as Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, which are celebrated in other parts of the world and also mark the anniversary of the end of World War I.Fact 7
There are roughly 24 million living veterans.Fact 8
400,000 of the United States Armed Forces died during WWII.Fact 9
There are more than 5.5 million U.S. veterans living with a disability.Fact 10
Veterans Day should not to be confused with Memorial Day; Veterans Day commemorates the service of all U.S. military veterans, while Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving Click here for more holiday facts ❯
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