20 ways to reach out on Veterans Day

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A UMNS report by Barbara Dunlap-Berg and Kathy L. Gilbert*

The observance of Veterans Day, Nov. 11, began almost a century ago.In the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, the Allied nations and Germany declared an armistice – a temporary cessation of hostilities – in World War I. Commemorated as Armistice Day the next year, Nov. 11 became a legal federal holiday in the United States in 1938. After World War II and the Korean War, Armistice Day became Veterans Day, a holiday dedicated to U.S. veterans of all wars.

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