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November 11, 2021
Veterans Day is a federal holiday in the United States observed annually on November 11, for honoring military veterans, who are people who have served in the United States Armed Forces. Its origin began in 1938, when Congress established Armistice Day as a holiday for honoring WWI veterans. In 1954, Congress changed the word ‘Armistice’ to ‘Veterans’ to make the holiday a day to honor all war veterans. The observance of Veterans Day was moved in the 1970s to make it the same day of the week each year.
According to the US Census, 6.9% of the adult population, or 17.4 million people, identified as veterans in 2019.