We honor those who’ve served on Veterans Day. At TireBuyer, we recognize their dedication every day with an ongoing promotion.
Veterans Day was originally called Armistice Day. It was created to commemorate the end of WWI, when the Allies and Germany stopped fighting on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.
That’s why November 11, 1918 is commonly considered the end of the war. In 1938 it became an official holiday to honor those who fought in WWI.
After WWI and the Korean War, Congress amended the holiday and changed the word “armistice” to “veterans” to honor all American veterans of all wars.
In 1968, congress signed a bill to make several official holidays occur on a Monday. For a while, Veterans Day was celebrated on the fourth Monday of October. But there was a lot of confusion, and many U.S. citizens wanted to honor veterans on November 11 for its historic significance. So in 1975, President Ford returned the holiday to its original date of November 11.
In Canada, Great Britain and Australia, it’s called “Remembrance Day.” In London, the event is honored with two minutes of silence.
Please join us in honoring those who sacrificed and served.