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What is Armistice Day? When is it?

Published: 03/06/19 | Updated: 03/18/19

What was once called "Armistice Day" is now known as Veterans Day, which is observed each year on November 11. The restoration of the observance of Veterans Day to November 11 preserves the historical significance of the date, when leaders of several countries signed an armistice on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month to end World War I.  It also helps focus attention on the important purpose of Veterans Day: A celebration to honor America's veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.