Armistice Day


: veterans day
used before the official adoption of Veterans Day in 1954

Examples of Armistice Day in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After three freighters sank in Lake Michigan near Pentwater during the Armistice Day Storm of 1940, the Chicago weather station went to 24-hour operations. Carol Thompson The Detroit News (tns),, 27 Nov. 2023 Choate was in town visiting his grandfather, Henry Clay Harlan (no relation to Sarah Harlan), for Armistice Day, now known as Veterans Day. Timothy Bella, Anchorage Daily News, 19 July 2023 The fifth march, coinciding with Armistice Day—the anniversary of the end of the First World War—was seen by the British establishment as one too many. Sam Knight, The New Yorker, 15 Nov. 2023 What is Veterans Day? Originally known as Armistice Day, this holiday is meant to honor those who have died in the country’s service and thank those who have served. Bychris Morris, Fortune, 10 Nov. 2023 Twenty-three years after Armistice Day, the United States entered World War II. Leo Deluca, Smithsonian Magazine, 19 Sep. 2023 After Armistice Day, Miller was among those sent to Germany to interrogate Nazis and judge whether they should be released from the prisoner camps or should stay for more analysis. Cameron Knight, The Enquirer, 30 Aug. 2023 She was discharged from the Navy on Armistice Day, Nov. 11. cleveland, 23 Aug. 2023 North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met with Chinese diplomats in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Armistice Day of the Korean War. Timothy Nerozzi, Fox News, 29 July 2023 See More

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Word History


from the armistice terminating World War I on November 11, 1918

First Known Use

1918, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Armistice Day was in 1918

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“Armistice Day.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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