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Veterans Day Trivia

Choose an answer from the three choices and True/False offered after each question and then "Check Your Answers" at the end of the quiz.

1. Veterans Day is an annual American holiday honoring military veterans. Both a federal holiday and a state holiday in all states.
What day is it usually observed on?
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  1. November 11
  2. November 12
  3. May 13

2. What was he holiday originally known as?

  1. Ending World War I
  2. Armistice Day
  3. Remembrance Day

3. U.S. President Woodrow Wilson first proclaimed a holiday for November 12, 1919.

  • True or False?

4. In 1953, an Emporia, Kansas shoe store owner had the idea to expand the holiday to celebrate all veterans, not just those who served in World War I. 
Who was the store owner?

  1. Al King
  2. Ted Baxter
  3. Ken Collins

5. What president signed the bill in to law making Veterans Day?

  1. Truman
  2. Eisenhower
  3. Kennedy

6. Major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 with the German signing of the Armistice.

  • True or False?

7. In 1921, Congress passes legislation approving the establishment of a honor in Arlington National Cemetery. November 11 is chosen for the date of the ceremony.  On October 20, Congress declares November 11, 1921 a legal Federal holiday to honor all those who participated in the war. 
What is the site?

  1. Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
  2. William Howard Taft's burial monument
  3. The Veterans Monument

8. Congress adopts a resolution directing the President to issue an annual proclamation calling on the observance of Armistice Day. Throughout the 1920s and 1930s, most states establish November 11 as a legal holiday and at the Federal level, an annual proclamation is issued by the President.

  • True or False?

9. Congress passes the Monday Holiday Law which established the fourth Monday in October as the new date for the observance of Veteran's Day.  
When does the law take effect?

  1. 1971
  2. 1973
  3. 1975

10. In 1975, legislation passed to return the Federal observance of Veteran's Day to the original date, based on popular support throughout the nation.  Since the change to the fourth Monday in October, 46 states had either continued to commemorate original date or had reverted back to the original date based on popular sentiment.  
What year does it return to the original date?

  1. 1975
  2. 1978
  3. 1980


Veterans Day Trivia

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