Veterans Day is the official holiday honoring armed service Veterans. It’s a federal holiday that is observed on November 11 that coincides with other holidays such as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day. These are celebrated in other parts of the world marking the anniversary of the signing of the armistice that ended World War I. Major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918 with the Germans signing of the Armistice. Armistice Day, as November 11 became known, officially became a holiday in the United States in 1926, and a national holiday 12 years later. On June 1, 1954, the name was changed to Veterans Day to honor all U.S. Veterans.
WFLA would like to thank all our members who have served our country and fought for our freedom. Please see the November 15 Fraternal Herald for a special section on honoring our Veterans.