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Veterans Day Trivia Questions & Answers

Interesting Veterans Day Trivia Facts

Veterans Day Trivia Questions & Answers Quiz Game
Veterans Day Trivia Questions & Answers Quiz Game

Introduction

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?Show
Q: Which country, along with the U. S. stood along South Korea in the Korean War against communism?Show
Q: Where can you find the tomb of the unknown person?Show
Q: What is the largest U. S. military base according to size of the population?Show
Q: Whose words are these, ''It is fatal to enter a war without the will to win it''?Show
Q: Who is the second person in charge after the Commander in Chief of the armed forces?Show
Q: In which state is the Arlington National Cemetery?Show
Q: In what state is the United States Naval Academy?Show
Q: When did the last of US troops leave Vietnam?Show
Q: WAC is an abbreviation for?Show
Q: What was the name of the pilot who dropped the bomb in Hiroshima?Show
Q: What was the name of the Treaty that marked the end of the Second World War?Show
Q: What was the name of the bomber from which the Hiroshima bomb was dropped?Show
Q: What is the approximate number of U. S. veterans today?Show
Q: What is the name of the president who passed the bill announcing November 11 as the official Veterans Day?Show
Q: What is considered as the best way to show support on Veterans Day?Show
Q: How many stars were on the American flag in 1954 when November 11 officially became Veterans Day?Show
Q: When was the Veterans Day changed to the fourth Monday of every October by law?Show
Q: When was it changed back to fall on the actual date?Show
Q: In which year was the body of an unknown American from the Vietnam War buried in the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier?Show
Q: True or false; the unknown veteran was identified through DNA tests and was disinterred and reburied by his family?Show
Q: How long did the Arab-Israeli War of 1967 carry on for?Show
Q: What event acknowledged that the U. S. accepted direct financial aid for the war since the Revolution?Show
Q: Who was the first Civil War general to graduate in the West Point class of 1829?Show
Q: Five days prior its surrender, which country declared war on Japan in 1945?Show
Q: What is the Japanese destroyer that sank PT-109, commanded by Lt. John F. Kennedy, on August 2, 1943 called?Show
Q: How many times in total did the USS Triton (a nuclear submarine) surface during its underwater circumvention?Show
Q: Who was the great military leader who was also a successful yo-yo player?Show
Q: Who is the famous actor to attain the highest U. S. military rank in history for an entertainer?Show
Q: What was James Stewart’s rank?Show
Q: What is the name of the youngest U.S. Army officer to be promoted to general?Show
Q: How old was George Custer when he got promoted to general?Show
Q: “Lafayette, we are here” who is the famous American military leader to utter those words?Show
Q: When did he say these words?Show
Q: Where was the Bay of Pigs whose attack gave rise to a world crisis in the 1960s?Show
Q: Who gave the idea of dedicating the holiday to all veterans than just those of the First World War in 1953?Show
Q: What was Alvin J. King’s occupation?Show
Q: What flower is a symbol of Veterans Day?Show
Q: What is the motto of the Department of Veterans Affairs?Show
Q: Whose words are used as the motto of the Department of Veterans Affairs?Show
Q: What patriotic song debuted in its current form on an Armistice Day broadcast in 1938?Show
Q: Who sang the song God Bless America?Show
Q: Out of the 45 presidents that the U. S. has had, how many have been a veteran?Show
Q: What is Veterans Day called in countries other than the U. S.?Show
Q: What percentage of all veterans voted in the 2008 presidential election?Show

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