We have been celebrating Veterans Day without any fail for the so many years now paying homage to all the living and nonliving Americans who have served the nation with their hard work. For all the security and safety the citizens of the nation feel are a great contribution of these heroes.
We have compiled some facts about the day celebrated in order to pay a tribute to men as well as women both dead and alive serving the armed forces. Let us look at them below and discover the true meaning of the day in our lives.
a)The very first fact that few people know is that the name Veterans Day was not the same always. It was called ARMISTICE Day to pay a tribute to the treaty signed between nations in order to end the World War I. Not only this, the truce was made on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918. Since then, it has always been celebrated on the designated date*.
b)The first Armistice Day was celebrated in the U.S. on 11th November 1919, just a year later to the treaty being signed as well as mark it as the end of the World War.
c)The name was changed from Armistice Day to Veterans Day in the year 1954 where all the veterans were commemorated including the ones that served in the World War I as well as those who are currently serving in the armed forces.
d)When Congress was ruling in the year 1968, it changed the date of celebration from 11th November to the 4th Monday of October. However, there was a change of events when President Gerald Ford in 1975 changed it back to the original date to keep the significance intact.
e)To keep up with traditions, the day also marks a ceremony upheld every year at 11am in the Arlington National Cemetery which is called the wreath-laying ceremony at the Tombs of the Unknown.
f)Well, it is not only the U.S. celebrating the day in remembrance of the veterans, countries like France, Canada, Britain and Australia also honor the veterans of the World War I and II on or somewhere near November 11th.
We hope you now know a lot more than just the celebrations taking place on a patriotic day for men and women who made this day possible for both you as well as me. Take pride in who you are and because of whom you have made it here. Happy Veterans Day you all!!