On Nov. 11, 1919, the nation celebrated Armistice Day, as a day of thanks and welcoming home for the veterans of WWI. The holiday, which originally marked the end of World War I, was broadened in the 1950s to honor all veterans. Veterans Day is coming up this weekend. It's the annual holiday in November celebrating those who have served in all U.S. wars, paying tribute to their bravery and sacrifices.
Veterans Day, which is held every year on Nov. 11, is a celebration of all U.S. veterans. It serves as a reminder of the countless men and women who have selflessly served their country and defended its freedom. The significance of this day lies in honoring their sacrifices, valor, and the ongoing support they need even after their service ends.
Events around Chicago honored veterans of the United States military for Veterans Day 2023, including the Commemoration Ceremony at Soldier Field. This ceremony paid tribute to the fallen soldiers and recognized the contributions of all veterans. It served as a solemn reminder of the importance of remembering and honoring those who have served in the armed forces.