It wasn't until June 4, 1926 that Congress officially recognized the 11th as a holiday, calling on all government buildings to display the flag this day and churches and schools to commemorate this day as the end of "the war to end all wars." Finally, on May 13, 1938, it was made an official holiday known as Armistice Day to honor the fallen from the First World War. After the Second World War and the Korean War, this day was changed to honor the fallen from all wars and those who have served. On June 1, 1954 the name was officially changed to Veterans Day.
So, now that you have had your history lesson for the day, take the time to thank the veterans you may know for their service to our country. If you don't know any, I invite you to take a moment to consider the sacrifices the members of our armed forces have made for your freedoms.