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The Korean War ended 65 years ago, not with a peace treaty but with an armistice. So what exactly does that mean?
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Photo: President John F. Kennedy lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier as part of Veterans Day observances at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, Nov. 11, 1961. (White House photo by Robert Knudsen courtesy of the U.S. National Archives and the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum/Released)

Do you know why we celebrate Veterans Day? It all started when… well, you’ll have to read on to find out.
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Did you know Veterans Day was originally called Armistice Day? President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed November 11 as a day to honor those who served during the Great War. It wasn’t until after World War II that it became known as …
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World War I (WWI), sometimes referred to as the Great War, was a major war centered in Europe that began with an assassination in June of 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918. It involved the world’s great super powers at the time, which …
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