Did You Know...?
On November 11, 1921, an unknown WWI American soldier was
buried in Arlington National Cemetary and "Armistice Day" was born.
Armistice Day became a national holiday in 1938.
In 1954, President Eisenhower signed a bill proclaiming November
11 as Veterans Day to honor those who have served America in all wars.
Prayer services, rallies, assembly programs, parades, patriotic
speeches, and grave-side flag displays are held on this holiday.
The focal point for official national ceremonies continues
to be the amphitheatre built around the Tomb of the Unknowns.
The nation's tribute to its war dead is symbolized by
the laying of a presidential wreath.
Photo Found: www.cnn.com/2000/US/ 11/11/veterans.day/