Veteran’s Day (United States)

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November 11: Veteran’s Day (United States)

Originally Armistice Day, commemorating the signing of the
agreement that ended World War I at 11:00 A.M., November 11, 1918, this
federal holiday was changed to Veterans Day in 1954. At that time, it
became a day to honor all the men and women who have served in the
armed forces of the United States. Each year, special ceremonies are held
at Arlington National
Cemetery
in Virginia. Consider spending some time on-line learning
more about our nation’s veterans. The href="http://www.worldwar1.com/">Great War Society has developed
a Web site devoted to World War I educational materials. The World War II Memorial celebrates the victory of “the greatest generation” with a design that uses moving water to harmonize with its natural surroundings. Visit the href="http://www.nps.gov/kowa//index.htm">Korean War Veterans
Memorial online; this moving memorial, dedicated in 1995, is the latest addition to the National Mall in Washington, D.C. See a registry of
all the names on the Vietnam
Veterans Memorial Wall
in Washington. Learn more about the military men and women who are on duty today.