title: History of Veterans Day — History.com Video
description: In a History of the Holidays video, discover the origins of Veterans Day, which is also known as Remembrance Day. Learn how a holiday set to remember World War I, Armistice Day, has grown into a holiday honoring all veterans and peace. It took a truce signed by the Germans in a railroad cart to end The Great War on the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month of 1918. Though the war did come to an end, millions had already died. One year later, President Woodrow Wilson declared a moment of silence to be had at 11:00 am in remembrance of the Armistice. From then on, memorials, ceremonies, and parades were traditionally held on this day; therefore, in 1938 Armistice Day was declared a legal holiday. But after World War I, President Eisenhower changed the day to Veterans Day which would honor all those who had served in the wars; this is how it remains today, every year on November 11th.