November 11 is a day in which Americans honor those who died at war. Veteran’s Day originally began as a celebration of peace after World War I ended. The date (November 11th) was chosen because on November 11, 1918, the armistice (truce) that ended WW1 was signed.
Did you know that Veterans Day was originally called Armistice Day? Armistice Day became an official US federal holiday in 1938. The holiday was renamed Veterans’ Day in 1954.
Here is a fun way you can help your kids celebrate the day: