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When was the first Veterans Day?


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Veterans Day was originally called Armistice Day and was first commemorated on November 11, 1919. It was officially designated as a national holiday on May 13, 1938. Armistice Day was officially renamed to Veterans Day on June 1, 1954. It is observed on November 11th of every year.


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