This is certainly one day that we should never forget.
This particular holiday has been around for a long time, but the name was originally Armistice Day. This article from the Almanac will explain it all.
Veteran's Day (United States)
Originally Armistice Day, commemorating the signing of the agreement that ended World War I at 11:00 A.M., November 11, 1918, this federal holiday was changed to Veterans Day in 1954. At that time, it became a day to honor all the men and women who have served in the armed forces of the United States. Each year, special ceremonies are held at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. Consider spending some time on-line learning more about our nation's veterans. The Great War Society has developed a Web site devoted to World War I educational materials. The World War II Memorial celebrates the victory of "the greatest generation" with a design that uses moving water to harmonize with its natural surroundings. Visit the Korean War Veterans Memorial online; this moving memorial, dedicated in 1995, is the latest addition to the National Mall in Washington, D.C. See a registry of all the names on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington. Learn more about the military men and women who are on duty today.
This is also Remembrance Day (Canada)—November 11! This day honors veterans who have died in service to their country. All veterans should be remembered...both ours and those of our friends!
God Bless Our Republic!
A little chilly outside this morning, so I'm voting for coffee in the kitchen...OK?