Veterans Day: 5 Interesting facts about the holiday's history

Becoming a federal holiday

Reuters/Andrew Kelly
Reuters/Andrew Kelly

In 1926, seven years after President Woodrow Wilson issued his proclamation, Congress passed a resolution calling on President Calvin Coolidge to issue a proclamation, which he did.

“Therefore, I, Calvin Coolidge … do invite the people of the United States to observe the day in schools and churches, or other suitable places, with appropriate ceremonies expressive of our gratitude for peace and our desire for the continuance of friendly relations with all other peoples,” stated Coolidge.  

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In 1938, following multiple failed attempts, Congress was finally able to pass an act to make Armistice Day a federal holiday, with its purpose being to honor World War I veterans as well as call for world peace.

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