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Happy Veterans Day

Posted By Jim On 11/11/2010 @ 10:46 am In Personal Finance | 4 Comments

To all the men and women who have served our country, thank you.

“Veterans Day” was first celebrated in 1919 when President Woodrow Wilson declared November 11th, 1919, as a national holiday to commemorate the end of the first World War. An act was passed in 1938 to make permanent Veteran’s Day as a legal holiday each year, thought it was called Armistice Day and was primarily a day to honor World War I veterans. It wasn’t until 1954, with the approval of Public Law 382, that November 11th became Veteran’s Day. You can read more about the history of Veteran’s Day from va.gov [3].

Either way, celebrate Veteran’s Day with gusto and thank someone for their service.

Interesting aside, the official spelling of Veterans Day has no apostrophe.

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