Veterans Day

November 11, 2016

Veterans Day is a day set aside to honor and thank veterans for their service and to show our appreciation for their sacrifices.

Veterans Day is a day set aside to honor and thank veterans for their service. It is a time to acknowledge their contributions to our history and security and show our appreciation for their sacrifices.

Known as Remembrance or Armistice Day in some countries, Veterans Day is a legacy of the First World War, which began in 1914. This was the first technologically “modern” war and at the time, it was thought to be the war to end all wars. At eleven o’clock on November 11, 1918 an armistice was declared, and the fighting stopped.


People celebrated in the streets. The next year, and in those that followed, it became a tradition to hold ceremonies on the anniversary of the armistice to honor both the fallen and the veterans who returned from this “Great War”.

This “Amistice Day” became a legal, annual holiday in the U.S. in 1938, and in 1954 “Armistice” replaced with “Veterans” and the holiday became a time to recognize veterans from all conflicts.