November 11th marks the day the armistice was signed between the Allied Powers and Germany at Compiegne, Northern France to amicably end the war.
The Armistice was at 5:45 am in the morning and was stipulated to take effect on at eleven later in the morning, marking the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.
Armistice Day was first commemorated in America on the 11th of November 1919 after the first World War.
President Woodrow Wilson, the then-president of the United States addressed his countrymen expressing how much he valued that day.
When Was Armistice Day Changed To Veterans Day?
Armistice Day was officially changed to Veterans day after the Second World War when the Act of 1938 was amended to change “Armistice” to “Veterans”.
The change was officially assented to on the 1st of June 1954 in the United States. The holiday has since been observed annually in honor of American Veterans of all wars.