Veterans Day is celebrated annually on November 11

Veterans Day is celebrated annually on November 11

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The federal holiday honors the brave men and women of the United States Armed Forces.

Everyone including who has served in the US Army, Navy, Marine Corps, National Guard, Air Force, and Coast Guard.

Often confused with Memorial Day, which commemorates US soldiers who have died in a war.

Veterans Day celebrates all US military veterans.
President Wilson established Armistice Day in 1919 as a day to honor World War I soldiers.

It was renamed Veterans Day in 1954 to include soldiers from World War II and the Korean Wars.

In 1968, the Uniform Holiday Bill was passed to enable Americans to enjoy three-day weekends.

Due to confusion over the date, the holiday was moved to the fourth Monday of October, but due to historical significance, many states continued to observe it on the 11th.

On September 20, 1975, President Ford ended the confusion by changing Veterans Day to the original date.

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