November 11, a legal holiday in the U.S. in commemoration of the end of World Wars I and II and in honor of veterans of the armed services.
Origin of Veterans Day
probably earlier than 1950–55, Americanism
Formerly Armistice Day.
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British Dictionary definitions for veterans day
the US equivalent of Armistice Day
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