Happy Veterans Day!
November 11, 2023
An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 11 of November, repeating indefinitely
Each year, Veterans Day honors the bravery and sacrifice of American veterans, both past and present. 🇺🇸 🇺🇸 🇺🇸
Did you know? For many years, Veterans Day was Armistice Day. Although World War I officially ended with the Treaty of Versailles in 1919, fighting ceased much earlier with an armistice on November 11, 1918. President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed November 11, 1919, as the first Armistice Day.
In 1954, upon the urging of Raymond Weeks, a World War II Navy veteran, and Representative Ed Rees, Congress and President Eisenhower dedicated the day to all U.S. veterans.
Armistice Night, George Luks, 1918