The History Behind Veterans Day

Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on November 11, 1919, the first anniversary since the end of World War I.  In 1926, Congress passed a resolution for it to be observed every day.  In 1938, Veterans Day became a national holiday.

Local Events Celebrating Veterans Day

Veterans Day Parade 
and Community Ceremony and Luncheon
 in Auburn at 10:15 am Central

Veterans Day Parade on November 10 at at UpTown Columbus/Phenix City at 10:00 am Eastern

 World War I Centennial Observance & Paver Dedication at the National Infantry Museum at 10:00 am Eastern

NIM Kids Veterans Day Mini Camp on November 11 at the National Infantry Museum at 1:00 pm Eastern

Soldier Marathon on November 17 at the National Infantry Museum at 8:00 am Eastern

Thank you for your service!