Veterans Day Trivia

Did you know…

  • Veterans Day was originally referred to as “Armistice Day”
  • New York City has the largest Veterans Day parade in the country
  • Veterans Day marks the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended WWI
  • Many people pause to recognize veterans at 11:00 on 11/11, which marks the signing of the Armistice
  • “Veterans” Day with no apostrophe has been declared the official spelling of the day by the federal government
  • A shoe store owner in Emporia, Kansas, first had the idea in 1953 to expand Veterans Day to honor all veterans – not just WWI veterans
  • In 1971, Veterans Day was moved to the fourth Monday of October. In 1978, the holiday was once again formally recognized on 11/11