August 10, 2007
Within approximately seven years after the end of World War I, Armistice Day was being celebrated as a holiday across the United States. In 1938, the day set aside, November 11, to recognize the ending of the war became a national holiday. Shown here in this 1941 photograph of Clarksville (Johnson County) is a typical Armistice Day parade. In 1954, the observance became known as Veteran’s Day, a time to honor all of America’s veterans.