July 22, 2011
In 1918, the wars of all wars ended on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. Four years after World War I ended an armistice was signed. November 11, 1919 was set as Armistice Day, a day to remember the sacrifices that all the men and women made during World War I. In 1954, President Eisenhower signed a bill renaming Armistice Day to Veterans Day. In 1971 president Nixon declared Veterans Day a federal holiday on the last Monday in October. But many Americans did not like that the change in the date of the holiday, so therefore president ford signed a law returning the holiday back to the traditional date on November 11. Body
I. November 11, 1919 was set aside as Armistice Day, to remember the sacrifices that was made in World War I. A. Veterans Day was formerly known as Armistice Day.
a. Was originally set as a US holiday to honor the end of World War I b. The end of the war took place on November 11, 1918
B. In 1954 congress amended the act of 1938.
a. They renamed Armistice Day to Veterans Day.
b. With approval on June 1, 1954 November 11 became the day to honor American veterans from all wars. II. Uniforms holiday made Veterans Day a federal holiday. A. In 1968 the bill ensured a three day weekend for all federal employees. B. Under this new bill Veterans Day was moved to the last Monday in October. a. Many of the states didn’t agree with the new date, and continued to celebrate Veterans Day on the traditional date. b. On September 20, 1975, President Ford signed a law returning the holiday back to the traditional date on November 11 III. The difference between Veterans Day and Memorial Day A. Memorial Day honors service members who have died in service of their country. B. On Veterans Day deceased veterans are also remembered, but also to think and honor living veterans who served honorably in the military.
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