The History of Veterans Day

Initially the celebration of the Triple Entente's victory over the Triple Alliance, Veterans Day was called Armistice Day in reference to the results of the 11th of November 1918. The armistice signed that day ended the 4-year World War I that resulted from the assassination of Austria-Hungary's Archduke, Franz Ferdinand, in attempts that caused the formation of Yugoslavia. Later, following the Allied Forces' victory over the Axis Powers in World War II, the holiday was renamed Veterans Day in celebration not of the victory, but of the veterans who participated to protect our freedoms and national sovereignty. It is meant to give our thanks to and honor those who've made risks, sacrifices, and more for all types of service to the military.