Why do we recognize this day? Just a short little lesson…This day had been known as Armistice Day since 1919, a year to the day after the fighting ceased seven months before the treaty was signed ending World War I in June 1919. The Unites States Congress did not officially recognize the day until 1926. In May of 1938 the day became a legal holiday to dedicate to world peace. However, in 1954 Congress replaced the term “Armistice” with “veterans” at the encouragement of veterans’ organizations after World War II.
NIHCA is honored to take a moment to celebrate all American Veterans for their service. To our members who are Veterans, Thank You. To your members who are Veterans, Thank You.