Veterans Day

Veterans Day occurs on November 11 every year in the United States in honor of the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month” of 1918 that signaled the end of World War 1, known as Armistice Day.


In 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower officially changed the name of the holiday from Armistice Day to Veterans Day.


Unlike Memorial Day, Veterans Day pays tribute to all American veterans—living or dead—but especially gives thanks to living veterans who served their country honorably during war or peacetime.


As of 2019, Wyoming was one of the top three states with the highest percentage of veterans according to history.com.