Today’s Doodle, created by Texas-based, Air Force veteran and guest artist Jenn Hassin, celebrates Veterans Day in the United States. One of the country’s 10 federal holidays, this day specifically honors members of the nation’s armed forces (VIDEO SOURCE: Yehudis Moskovits).
Veterans Day (originally known as Armistice Day) is a federal holiday in the United States observed annually on November 11. Veterans Day honors military veterans who have served in the United States Armed Forces.
Veterans Day coincides with Armistice Day and Remembrance Day.
Armistice Day is commemorated every year on 11 November to mark the armistice signed between the Allies of World War I and Germany at Compiègne, France at 5:45 am, for the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front of World War I, which took effect at eleven o’clock in the morning—the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month” of 1918 in accordance with the armistice signed by representatives of Germany and the Entente between 5:12 and 5:20 earlier that morning.
Remembrance Day is a memorial day observed in Commonwealth member states since the end of the First World War to remember the members of their armed forces who have died in the line of duty. Following a tradition inaugurated by King George V in 1919, the day is also marked by war remembrances in many non-Commonwealth countries. Remembrance Day is also observed on 11 November in most countries to recall the end of hostilities of First World War.
The First World War officially ended with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles on June 28, 1919.
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