Happy Veterans Day!
Don’t forget to take time out of your day and thank a Veteran for your Freedom!
In honor of this day here are a few facts you may not know:
1) Originally called Armistice Day, Veterans Day was celebrated on Nov. 11, 1919, which was the first anniversary of the end of the fighting of World War I.
2) Although first observed in 1919, Congress did not make it official until 1938. IN 1954, the name changed to Veterans Day. In the 1970s the date moved around in November, causing confusion, and President Gerald Ford in 1975 signed a law placing the observance on Nov. 11 and there it has remained.
3) Whats the difference between Memorial Day and Veterans day you may ask: Memorial Day, celebrated in May, honors those who lost their lives in service to our country, and Veterans Day, celebrated in November, honors all who have served and focusing on thanking living service members, past and present.
4) Veterans Day National Ceremony is held each year on November 11th at Arlington National Cemetery.