U.S. Census Bureau Facts for Features: Veterans Day 2015: Nov. 11 (PR Newswire)

WASHINGTON, Nov. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary marking the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed legislation in 1954 to changeā€¦