Veterans Day[vĕtˈər-ənz, vĕtˈrənz]
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a legal holiday in the U.S. honoring all veterans of the armed forces: observed (except 1971-77) on Armistice Day
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November 11, observed in the United States in honor of veterans of the armed services and in commemoration of the armistice that ended World War I in 1918. In 1954 it was renamed from Armistice Day and given the added significance of honoring veterans.