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Veterans' Day

Explore the history behind the annual holiday of Veteran's Day which honors those who have served in the military during wartime. View a timeline of America's wars, examine conflict maps, and watch videos of veterans' experiences.

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• Audio• Pictures and/or Illustrations

• High School Middle School Elementary School

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History of Veterans’ Day

It was originally called Armistice Day to commemorate the end of World War I, “The Great War,” at 11:00 on the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918.

Today in History: Veterans Day

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On this Day

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