Veteran’s Day

Veterans Day is observed annually on November 11 in honor of the 1918 armistice between Allied countries and Germany that effectively ended World War I. On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, the fighting ceased, but it wasn’t until June 28, 1919, that the Treaty of Versailles was signed, officially ending “The Great War.”

President Woodrow Wilson first recognized Veterans Day in 1919. Today, the holiday not only reminds us of the significance of the date but calls our attention to the service and sacrifices of our veterans.

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