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Veteran's Day

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Veteran's Day
Veteran's Day
Veteran's Day was originally made to honor veterans who served in World War l
Later, congress and President Dwight D. Eisenhower changed Veteran's Day to Honor all veterans
Celebrating Veteran's Day
In states they celebrate Veteran's Day with parades and celebrations
In the whole USA there is an official wreath-laying ceremony at the tomb of unknowns
In families they can send care packages and letters to soldiers they know, whenever they see a veteran they can say thank you, donate items, and go watch the celebrations
It is celebrated in Europe, Britain, Canada, France, Australia, and the Commonwealth Countries.
Veteran's Day was started at the end of World War l, and all those countries participated in it
Who Created Veteran's Day?
President Woodrow Wilson and the federal government created Veteran's Day
On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, President Woodrow Wilson declared November 11 as Armistice Day.
About Woodrow Wilson
President Woodrow Wilson was the 28th president of the United States
He served from 1913 to 1921
He was born on December 28, 1856 in Staunton, Virginia
His full name was Thomas Woodrow Wilson
He was a democrat
He married Ellen Louise Axson on June 24, 1885, but married again on December 18, 1915 to Edith Bolling Galt
He had three children
He died on February 3, 1924 in Washington D.C.
Veteran's Day Around the World
Celebrating Veteran's Day Around the World
In Canada, Veteran's Day is called Remembrance Day
In Britain, it is called, Remembrance Sunday, which is on the second Sunday of November
In Europe, Britain, and the Commonwealth Countries they have a two minutes of silence at 11 a.m. on November 11.
When Is Veteran's Day?
Veteran's Day is ALWAYS on November 11 because that day is marked the end of World War l
The government changed the date of Veteran's Day to the fourth Monday of October, but they changed it back
Summary
Veteran's Day honors all veterans living and dead
Veteran's Day is on November 11
Veteran's Day was originally called Armistice Day
Woodrow Wilson created Veteran's Day
Naming Veteran's Day
First called Armistice Day
After World War ll and the Korean War Armistice Day was changed to Veteran's Day
The Date of Change was June 1, 1954
Veteran's Day got its name because it celebrates veterans
Resources
http://www.history.com/topics/history-of-veterans-day
http://www.military.com/veterans-day
http://www.factmonster.com/spot/veteransday1.html
http://www1.va.gov/opa/vetsday/vetdayhistory.asp
http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/us/veterans-day
Fun Facts!
Veteran's Day is commonly mixed up with Memorial Day, but Memorial Day celebrates only the soldiers who died
Some schools don't close on Veteran's Day and some schools do
Red poppies are sometimes worn on Veteran's Day and Memorial Day
1918
Veteran's Day was created
2012
Last Veteran's
Day is Celebrated
1954
President Dwight D. Eisenhower changes Armistice Day to Veteran's Day
1968
The date changes from November 11 to the fourth Monday in October
1978
The date returns to November 11
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