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Originally intended to honor the veterans of World War 1, Armistice Day was established in November 1919 by President Woodrow Wilson. Although the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919 officially ending “The Great War,” fighting had ceased seven months prior when an armistice between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.

On May 13, 1938, an Act was approved making the 11th of November in each year a legal holiday dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be known as “Armistice Day.” Armistice Day was primarily dedicated to veterans of World War 1, however in 1954 following World War II the Act was amended to become Veterans Day, honoring American veterans of all wars.

Today we would like to thank all service members who have served and who are currently serving, for their patriotism, sacrifice, love of country and willingness to serve.

This MFLN-Military Caregiving concentration blog post was published on November 11, 2016.