Have you or a loved one served our country? We'd like to see your photos or videos.
Is there a photo showing you working with veterans or attending a veterans event? Let's see those, too!
Honor your dad, your aunt, your friend, your grandpa by sharing their photo.
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In the comment section you can also talk about your experiences, and your memories of a veteran you know.
Here are some Veterans Day facts and figures:
- Veterans Day was first known as Armistice Day, commemorating the end of World War I at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11, 1918. Congress first recognized the day with a resolution in 1926, then declared Armistice Day holiday in 1938. Following World War II and the Korean War, the name of the day was changed to Veterans Day in 1954 to honor all veterans.
- In order to give federal employees three-day weekends, Veterans Day was moved to a Monday (along with Washington's Birthday, Memorial Day and Columbus Day) under the Uniform Holiday Bill in 1968. Protest over losing the historical significance of the date of Veterans Day led to President Gerald Ford restoring Veterans Day to Nov. 11 in 1975.
- The Department of Veterans Affairs reports that there are 913,296 veterans in Ohio.
- More than 16 million Americans served in World War II. Only 2 million are alive today.
- The last living American veteran of World War I, Frank Buckles, died on Feb. 27 at age 110. Buckles served in the Army, driving an ambulance. The world's last known living combat veteran of World War I, Claude Choules, died May 5 in Australia. He served in the Royal Navy and the Royal Australian Navy.
- More than 21 million veterans have used the GI Bill for education or professional training since it was established in 1944.