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November 10, 2006

Veterans Day

by @ 11:30 am. Filed under History

Tomorrow is Veterans Day. As you go about your activities on what forecasters are predicting will be another wonderful day, weather-wise, please take a few moments to consider the meaning of the holiday. The overall population of Massachusetts is roughly 6.4 million people, placing it 13th in population rank. There are 490,000 veterans living in Massachusetts, placing it 18th in veteran population rank. In 2006, there are 24.5 million veterans living in the United States. Of them, 9.5 million are 65 or older and 1.7 million are women. World War I ended at 11:00 a.m. on November 11, 1918. Congress made November 11 a national holiday (Armistice Day) in 1938. In 1954, Congress changed the name of the holiday to Veterans Day as a way to honor all American veterans.

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