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Veterans Day, formerly Armistice Day, is the anniversary of the ending of the World War I. In the United States it is celebrated as a federal holiday on November 11.
Following World War II, the name of the holiday was changed to Veterans Day to honor those who died in all American wars. The day has since evolved to be a time of primarily honoring living veterans who have served in the military during wartime or peacetime.