What was the original name of Veterans Day?
Answer: Veterans Day got its start as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919 as a way to honor the end of World War I.
Congress voted to make it an annual in 1926, and it was upgraded to a national holiday in 1938. But it wasn’t until 1954 that President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the bill changing the day’s name to Veterans Day. Veterans Day is not to be confused with Memorial Day, a U.S. public holiday in May; Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans, while Memorial Day honors those who died while in military service.