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Armistice Day, which later became Veterans Day, originally commemorated the end of which war?

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WORLD WAR I

Veterans Day, formerly known as Armistice Day, marks the anniversary of the end of World War I. On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, an armistice between Germany and the Allied nations came into effect. On November 11, 1919, Armistice Day was commemorated for the first time. President Dwight D. Eisenhower officially changed the name of the holiday from Armistice Day to Veterans Day in 1954. Veterans Day pays tribute to all of those who have served the country in Veterans Day, formerly known as Armistice Day, marks the anniversary of the end of World War I. On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, an armistice between Germany and the Allied nations came into effect. On November 11, 1919, Armistice Day was commemorated for the first time. President Dwight D. Eisenhower officially changed the name of the holiday from Armistice Day to Veterans Day in 1954. Veterans Day pays tribute to all of those who have served the country in war or peace —dead or alive —with an emphasis on thanking living veterans for their sacrifices.

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