World War I was history’s largest, most destructive and costly war at the time, ending with the Treaty of Versailles, which was signed on June 28, 1919. The armistice that signaled ceasing of hostilities, however, was declared on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918.
The following year and every year after, the world celebrated Armistice Day on Nov. 11. It was declared a federal holiday in the U.S. in 1938. After World War II and the Korean War, it was expanded to include all veterans of all wars and renamed Veterans’ Day.
Businesses across the country observe Veterans’ Day by offering military discounts and deals today, November 11th.
In addition to the list provided above, many museums, theaters, hotels and other institutions offer free or discounted pricing. Contact them prior to your visit to learn about any available veterans’ discounts today, and throughout the year.
Thank you for your service!