» Veterans Day an all-american event November 11 “To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service, and with gratitude for the victory…” —Woodrow Wilson Once known as Armistice Day, honoring the signing of the agreement that ended World War I, this designated day for celebrating all military veterans (both living and deceased) became an official federal holiday in May 1938, and was renamed Veterans Day in 1954. As of 2014, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, 19.3 million veterans live in America. Nearly 10 million are ages 65 or older. Two million are female. Across the United States, celebrations with parades and speeches will take place, while an official ceremony will occur at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.
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