Culture Scope: Veterans Day

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Veterans Day is a special holiday in the U.S. that is dedicated to the American war veterans. In the year 1918, during the 11th hour on the 11th month of November, the Allied Nations and Germany in World War I ceased hostilities between one another. It was first called Armistice Day the following year but after the Korean War and World War 2, it was legally known as Veterans Day.
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While the Treaty of Versailles was actually signed on June 28, 1919 and marked the official end of World War I the date of November 11, 1918 continued to be the date of celebration. Veteran’s day mustn't be confused with Memorial Day, celebrated during the 4th Monday of May. Memorial Day honors the memories and sacrifices of those who perished in war while Veteran’s Day celebrates all soldiers, both alive and deceased.

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