November 11 is the day that celebrates the bravery and sacrifice of all U.S. veterans. Formerly known as Armistice Day, it was originally set as a U.S. legal holiday to honor the end of World War I, which took place on November 11, 1918.
Shiner Law Group honors our veterans for their contribution to the safety and security of our country and its citizens.
In honor of these heroes, we have put together a small list of interesting facts for your reading pleasure.
- Commemorate our heroes: Veteran’s Day was first celebrated on November 11, 1919 which was the first anniversary of the end of World War I.
- On September 20, 1975, President Gerald R. Ford signed a law which returned the annual observance of Veterans Day to its original date of Nov. 11, beginning in 1978.
- A total of 35% percent of living veterans served during the Vietnam War.
- President Eisenhower established the Veterans Day National Committee. Consisting of leaders of veterans’ groups, the committee meets several times a year in Washington, D.C. and plans Veterans Day activities and events.
- France, Britain, Canada, and Australia also honor World War I and II veterans on or during the week of November 11.
- Many calendars and ads insert an apostrophe into Veterans Day, spelling it either Veteran’s Day or Veterans’ Day. What’s the correct way to write it? The United States government decreed the proper spelling does not use an apostrophe.
- California has the highest amount of vets, totaling 2 million. Texas and Florida are next, with 1.6 million vets in each state, reports the Census Bureau.
- There are 1.6 million female veterans in the US, as of 2011, according to the Census Bureau.
- How many veterans are currently living in the US? 21.8 million, according to the Census Bureau’s Snapshot of Our Nation’s Veterans.
- More than 1.3 million of America’s living veterans have served in more than one conflict, and 54,000 have served in 3 wars – WWI, Korea and Vietnam – according to the Census Bureau’s Snapshot of Our Nation’s Veterans.
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