Discover the history of Veterans Day. Find out how Armistice Day was celebrated in 1919, why its name changed to Veterans Day and more on History.com.

Although Veterans Day is designated a federal holiday, private-sector employers can choose not to observe it. Braley said. The Veterans Day Off Act would require companies with more than 50 employees to give any veteran 

Many companies are offering free meals and offers for Veterans Day 2013. Check out this huge list to see what is available near you. Thank you for your service!

In addition, the hall's U.S. Colored Troops youth re-enactment drum corps, part of a tribute to Civil War veterans, will participate in the city's parade that day. The hall in 2009 established the Civil War drum and fife re-enactment corps for the 6th

Veterans Day originated as "Armistice Day" on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning 


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