The eleventh day of the eleventh month every year is dedicated to the sacrifice and heroism of U. S. veterans. Before it was called Veterans’ Day it was known as Armistice Day marking the end of the First World War which took place on 11th of November, back in 1918. Armistice Day was made an official holiday to honor the service members of the First World War. This changed in 1954, after World War II and the Korean War were over. The word Armistice was officially replaced with Veterans on 1st June, 1954 by the legislation.
Interesting Veterans Day Trivia Facts
“11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month” signifies that on November 11, 1918 at 11:00am the World War I officially ended
Of all the living veterans thirty five percent have served in the Vietnam War.
Out of 19.3 million military veterans in the U. S. 11.4 percent are African American
There are 1.6 million female military veterans in the U. S. forces.
The U. S. military force is full of young blood, with 1.7 million serving under the age of thirty five.
The U. K. does not celebrate on the exact date, but on the Sunday closest to the eleventh of November
On each Veterans Day, a ceremony is held at 11 in the morning around the tomb of the Unknowns.
Raymond Weeks used to hold a parade every Veterans Day from 1947 till his death in 1985
President Bill Clinton is the only U. S. president to give speeches on the official Veterans Day ceremony
President Bill Clinton has given the speech on Veterans Day every year while he was in office (8 years)
Veterans Day Trivia Questions & Answers
Q: In which year did Germany make their final World War I Reparation Payment?
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