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In the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in the year 1918, a temporary cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect. This date, November 11, 1918, was at that time, regarded as the end of “the war to end all wars.”

Originally proclaimed as Armistice Day, Americans commemorated with celebration and a brief suspension of business beginning in 1919.  On October 8, 1954, President Eisenhower signed the first Veteran’s Day Proclamation, officially changing Armistice Day to “Veteran’s Day”

Regardless of the day of the week on which it falls, Veteran’s Day continues to be observed on November 11.  In doing so, this preserves the historical significance of this date and the important purpose of Veterans Day—a celebration honoring America’s military veterans for their service, patriotism, duty to country, and self-sacrificing for the common good of the nation and mankind.

It is with this in mind that the National Naval Officers Association

salutes all who have served this great nation.

Happy Veteran’s Day 2022!