Celebration of Veterans' Day

Date When Observed: November 11
Veteran’s Day honors all members of the Armed Forces who served this country valiantly, and in a very big way. This holiday originally was called Armistice Day and was first celebrated in 1921. In 1954, President Eisenhower changed it to Veteran's Day, in honor of those who served and died from all wars.
On November 11 at 11:11, 1921 the U.S. France and England each buried an unknown soldier in honor of those who died in World War I. This began the annual Armistice Day holiday. The time and day was picked because fighting ceased in WWI in 1918 on November 11 at 11:11. In keeping with this tradition, work stops on this day and time each year for a moment of silence.

If you are looking for information about a veteran in your family  check out Ancestry.


Featured data collections on Ancestry
• U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
• U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942
• U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865

The image is a World War I Draft Registration Card which can be found on Ancestry.

Created by Kathy O'Leary on Nov 7th, 2017 @ 1:22 PM.
Updated on Nov 7th, 2017 @ 1:28 PM.