Veterans Day Historical Notes
History of Veterans Day
Veterans Day (originally known as Armistice Day) is an official United States public holiday observed annually on November 11, honoring military veterans, that is, persons who have served in the United States Armed Forces.
History of Armistice Day
Armistice Day is commemorated every year on November 11th to mark the armistice signed between the Allies of World War I and Germany at Compiègne, France at 5:45 a.m. for the end of hostilities on the Western Front of World War I.
History of the Poppy
In the spring of 1915, shortly after losing a friend in Ypres, a Canadian doctor, Lt. Col. John McCrae, was inspired by the sight of poppies growing in battle-scarred fields to write a now famous poem called In Flanders Fields.
Veterans Council Salute
The Tarrant County Veterans Council was formed to better coordinate the work of veterans’ service organizations. TCVC is best known for organizing the annual Tarrant Co. Veterans Day Parade through downtown Fort Worth.