from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun November 11, formerly observed in the United States in commemoration of the signing of the armistice ending World War I in 1918. Since 1954, it has been incorporated into the observances of Veterans Day.
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- noun a legal holiday in the United States; formerly Armistice Day but called Veterans' Day since 1954
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In declaring the national holiday Armistice Day, Congress said it was to be "a day dedicated to the cause of world peace."
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