Originally known as Armistice Day, the day recognized the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, as a time to remember those serving in the military. Established in 1926, the day earned federal holiday status in 1936. Around the end of World War II, the name changed from Armistice Day to Veterans Day and recognized all military personnel.
Veterans Day, celebrated in November, honors and remembers military personnel in all wars. Memorial Day, celebrated in May each year, remembers those who died in the line of duty to their country.
Remember the day. Extend a hand to any service member and their family. Celebrate the day by flying the American flag. Learn more about World War I and subsequent conflicts by reading.
My novel If You Walk Long Enough has a focus on soldiers returning from conflict. Several stories in my two short story collections offer different perspectives on returning soldiers associated with Vietnam.
Additionally, your local public library and area bookstores offer fiction and non-fiction materials with a focus on different historical conflicts.