7 Veterans Day Celebrations Around the United States

Zach Everson
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
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Veterans Day was first recognized in 1919 to commemorate the conclusion of World War I, then called The Great War. Originally named Armistice Day, it was held on Nov. 11, the day fighting on the Western Front ceased.

Here are seven especially noteworthy Veterans Day celebrations across the United States. If none of these celebrations are convenient, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has a more detailed listing.