Sure you may have the day off, or maybe you're working, but please take a moment and remember the reason we celebrate Veterans Day! November 11th, Veteran's Day was originally called Armistice Day, and a day set aside to celebrate the cessation of fighting in World War 1, the war to end all wars.

Unfortunately, it wasn't the war to end all wars, and after World War II,  and the Korean "Conflict", Armistice Day, was changed to Veteran's Day to honor all Veterans on June 1, 1954.

From 1971 through 1977 Veteran's Day was celebrated on the Monday, closest to November 11th, but many state legislatures, veteran's organizations and the vast public objected to the fact that Veteran's Day wasn't celebrated on the actual day, November 11th. President Ford signed legislation returning Veteran's Day to it's original date, and that's why we celebrate it today.