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Transcript of Veteran's Day
Veteran's Day is a federal and state holiday
Veteran's Day was originally made to honor veterans who served in World War l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
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
Veteran's Day Around the World
It is celebrated in Europe, Britain, Canada, France, Australia, and the Commonwealth Countries
In Canada, Veteran's Day is called Remembrance Day
In Britain, it is called, Remembrance Sunday, which is on the second Sunday of November
Veteran's Day was started at the end of World War l, and all those countries participated in it
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
Veteran's Day was created
Day is Celebrated
President Dwight D. Eisenhower changes Armistice Day to Veteran's Day
The date changes from November 11 to the fourth Monday in October
The date returns to November 11
Celebrating Veteran's Day
In Europe, Britain, and the Commonwealth Countries they have a two minutes of silence at 11 a.m. on November 11
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
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.
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 or white poppies are sometimes worn on Veteran's Day because of a poem by John McCrae
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
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.
By John McCrae
In Flanders Fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields