Veterans Day can trace its origins to World War I – “The Great War”. The war officially ended with the Treaty of Versailles, which was signed on June 28, 1919. The unofficial end of the war, however, was nearly seven months earlier. On the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month” the Armistice (temporary cessation of hostilities) was signed between Germany and the Allied Nations. This date was November 11, 1918 – the real end of the war.
In November 1919, President Woodrow Wilson first proclaimed November 11th as the commemoration of Armistice Day. It is for this reason that we celebrate Veterans Day on November 11th.
Happy Veterans Day, and thank you to all of our Vets for their service and sacrifice.