November 11, 1918-2018

NOVEMBER 11, 1918

One hundred years ago today, peace came to the battlefields of Europe as World War I drew to a close, poetically, at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of the year. This holiday started as a day to reflect upon the heroism of those who died in our country’s service and was originally called Armistice Day. It fell on Nov. 11 because that is the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I. However, in 1954, the holiday was changed to “Veterans Day” in order to account for all veterans in all wars.

Veterans Day is a time for us to pay our respects to the men and women who have worn the uniform. This, as we remember a solemn moment in history,  whose origin dates back 100 years, to the conclusion of the “war to end all wars.” For one day, we stand united in respect for you, our veterans.


How Can You Honor a Veteran?

USAA has a unique way to celebrate a verteran in your life:


Write a V on your hand and the initials of a veteran — or a star for all who served.


Take a selfie — or have someone shoot the photo — showing your hand with the V.


Include #HonorThroughAction and the veteran’s name, then share via social media.

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