The annual observance of Veterans Day in the United States on Nov. 11 has its roots in the armistice that ended World War I hostilities in 1918. The armistice between the Allied Nations and Germany went into effect on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed thereafter that Nov. 11 would be observed a "Armistice Day." In 1954, Congress passed legislation that renamed the federal holiday "Veterans Day," in recognition of the service of veterans in all U.S. wars.

Saturday, November 11, 2017 (All day)