On This Date in Legal History

On November 11, 1918, Germany and the Allied forces declared an armistice that brought fighting to an end in World War 1.  The following year “Armistice Day” was celebrated on November 11.  After World War 2 and the Korean War, the holiday was renamed “Veterans Day” to honor all soldiers who served in the armed forces.  In 1968, Congress amended the law so the holiday would be commemorated on a Monday, thus insuring a three-day weekend.  However, because of the historical significance of November 11, in 1975, President Ford signed a law restoring the observance of Veterans Day to November 11.  To learn more, visit the Department of Veterans Affairs at http://www.va.gov/opa/vetsday/.

About Tina Nelson
Tina Nelson

Tina Nelson is an attorney and mom. She created the LAWSUIT™ board game to teach her three children about the law. The game was an instant success. Copyrights and a patent were obtained, and Professional Games, Inc. was born. Professional Games, Inc. created this blog to educate and keep its friends and customers regularly updated about our American legal system.
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