Veterans Day History – the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month
1954: President Eisenhower officially changed the name of the holiday from Armistice Day to Veterans Day.
1968: The Uniform Holidays Bill was passed by Congress, which moved the celebration of Veterans Day to the fourth Monday in October. The law went into effect in 1971.
1975: President Ford returned Veterans Day to November 11, due to the important historical significance of the date. World War I ended at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918.
“Never give in — never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.” —Winston Churchill
THANK YOU to the veterans who have fought for our country’s freedom and peace.