Why was Veterans Day once called Armistice Day?

The Treaty of Versailles officially ended World War I on June 28, 1919 but the ended of hostilities occurred on the eleventh hour, of the eleventh Day, of the eleventh month in 1918.  On November 11, 1918 an armistice was agreed upon between Allies nations and Germany.  This day is considered the end of “the war to end all wars.”  November 11, 1919 was the first official Armistice Day in America. The day was original attended to honor WWI veterans but after WWII, congress decided all veterans needed to be recognized and honored.  On June 1, 1954 congress passed a law renaming Armistice Day, Veterans Day.  This is a day in which all American Veterans are honored. 

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