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A Short History Lesson on Veterans Day

The First World War was branded as “the War to edge all Wars” and was a war with a significant social and following influence on the planet even still at present.

The First World War was branded as “the War to edge all Wars” and was a war with a significant social and following influence on the planet even still at present.  Many men fought in the war, and while the United States entered the war dear departed, and suffered the smallest casualties of all of the participating nations, the add up to of casualties the U.S. Suffered was roughly 116,000 in full, the war was still devastating.

The endorsed edge of the war engagement was November 11, 1918, and by the lone time anniversary President Wilson proclaimed November 11, 1919 to be “Armistice Day.”  This was the essential nationally service of the First World War.

On November 11, 1920 the countries of England and France held ceremonies to observe the war through the laying of put an unknown soldier.  The following time, the United States did the same by relocating an unknown U.S. Soldier from his solemn in Europe into the current daylight hours Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Washington D.C.  There was horrible ceremony around the event and the strongbox was placed into the tomb by exactly 11:00am on the morning of the 11th of November, 1920.  President Harding requested with the intention of all flags be flown by half-mast to observe the daylight hours and the horrible loss of life of the soldiers who fought in the war.

While this played dated in other countries, the community of the United States took the unknown soldier to mean both the losses we faced as a land, as well as all American’s loss and sacrifices in war.  Because of this, in the years which followed, many states adopted laws declaring November 11th as a authorized celebration. 

On June 4, 1926 the United States legislature enacting a vow asking the president to publication a proclamation to demonstrate the countrywide flag on all buildings on November 11th.  The vow again named the daylight hours “Armistice Day.”  On May 13, 1938 legislature enacted a in mint condition law which made the daylight hours a countrywide celebration.

All the rage 1947, two years like the edge of World War II, a “Veterans Day” parade was held in Alabama on November 11th.  All the rage 1954 President Eisenhower signed a bill into law officially changing Armistice Day to Veterans Day.   

All the rage the years which give birth to followed, three more soldiers give birth to been interred into the tomb of the unknown soldier in Washington D.C.  They are a soldier from the Second World War, the Korean War, and lone from the Vietnam War. 

All the rage 1968 a law was agreed poignant Veterans Day to the fourth Monday in October.  However, many community protested since of the implication of the November 11th engagement, and in 1978 President Ford signed a in mint condition law which restored Veterans Day back to November 11th. 

Being of at present, the Veterans Day National Committee has the job of coordinating all federal Veterans Day ceremonies.  Each time the current President of the United States visits the tomb of the unknown soldier and seats a circlet while taps is played.  All the rage addition, many states luggage compartment their own ceremonies to remember the fallen soldiers of war and the sacrifices of persons who help their land air all daylight hours.  It is very general intended for town and cities to give birth to Veterans Day parades to honor persons amongst their communities who give birth to either lost a loved on to a war, or who give birth to a loved on now serving in the armed services. 

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