Formerly known as Armistice Day, Veterans Day marks the end of World War I on November 11, 1918.

On September 20, 1975, the late President Gerald Ford signed Public Law 94-97 (89 Stat. 479) which permanently established November 11 as our Country’s national observance of Veterans Day.

In response to the devastating attack on the Twin Towers in New York on September 11, 2001, America engaged in the wars Operation Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom, and New Dawn.

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