November 11, 2022
Friday, November 11, 2022
Originally called Armistice Day, this holiday commemorates the day in 1918 that an armistice was signed by the Allies and the Germans at "the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month," bringing World War I to an end. The holiday was established to honor the millions who had died in the war and to serve as a day of reflection and rededication to world peace. In 1954, the U.S. Congress changed the name of the holiday to Veterans Day, and it now honors all who have served in all the nation's military.
Recognizing the Festival/Holiday: Many towns and cities hold parades and services at war memorials. National ceremonies are held in Arlington National Cemetery at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. At 11 a.m., a color guard executes "Present Arms" at the tomb. The nation pays tribute to its war dead by the laying of a presidential wreath and the playing of "Taps." For more information, visit U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Diversity Resources
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