On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918 an armistice went into effect ending hostilities between the Allied nations and Germany during WW1.
What came to be known as Armistice Day was primarily a day set aside to honor veterans of World War I, but in 1954, after World War II had required the greatest mobilization of soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen in the Nation’s history; after American forces had fought aggression in Korea, the 83rd Congress, at the urging of the veterans service organizations, amended the Act of 1938 by striking out the word "Armistice" and inserting in its place the word "Veterans." With the approval of this legislation on June 1, 1954, November 11th became a day to honor American veterans of all wars.
Today we honor those that have made the commitment to serve our great nation throughout its history. To all who have served we say Happy Veterans Day and thank you for your service!
Special thanks to @ubstudentexp and UB Veterans Services for allowing the Golden Griffin Battalion to participate in your tribute to student veterans.
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