Veterans day

Veterans Day is an annual American federal holiday to recognize and honor those who have served in the United States Armed Forces. Held on November 11 to honor the date of the end of World War I in 1918. It was first observed by President Woodrow Wilson in 1919 and was originally called Armistice Day (a reference to the armistice reached with Germany in 1918, which ended World War I), it was changed in 1954 to Veterans Day. Sometimes confused with Memorial Day, Veterans Day is a recognition of all those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces, whereas Memorial Day is an annual holiday to honor those who died in service to the U.S. Armed Forces.