Service members, families observe Veterans Day

U.S. Air Force Airmen place flags at graves of service members in observance of Veterans Day at Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery, North Little Rock Nov. 7, 2018. The federal holiday began on November 11, 1919 when U.S. President Woodrow Wilson set aside the day to honor the soldiers who had fought in World War I. Armistice Day was created and the date was chosen because it was at 11 a.m. on November 11, 1918 that the Allied Nations and Germany called armistice, which ultimately ended the four-year, three month long “Great War.” In 1954, U.S. officials changed the name to Veterans Day to include the men and women who had fought in World War II. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Grace Nichols)

PHOTO BY: Senior Airman Grace Nichols
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