It was at 11 am on November 11, 1918 that a temporary peace, or armistice, was signed and the fighting during World War II came to an end. A year later President Woodrow Wilson announced that November 11th would be called Armistice Day in the United States.
In 1938 Armistice Day became a national federal holiday. It was a day dedicated to world peace and held in honor of the veterans of World War I.
In 1954 Congress decided to change the day to Veteran’s Day. This was because they wanted to honor the veterans of all wars including World War II and the Korean War.
Many people fly a US flag on this day to show their patriotism and support for the armed services. At 11 am a moment of silence is observed to remember those who served.
If you see a veteran or soldier on Veterans Day, be sure to thank them personally for their service to our country. Flag-Works has plenty of American flags in stock in various sizes. Order yours on our website or visit the retail store