November 6, 2010 at 6:00 pm in Grand Forks Herald
Ninety-two years ago on Nov. 11, World War I fighting ceased. A year later, on Nov. 11, 1919, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed the first observation of Armistice Day.
In 1938, Nov. 11 became a legal holiday and in 1954 the word “Veterans” was substituted for Armistice. Since then, except for several years during the 1970s when Veterans Day was part of an October three-day weekend, all military veterans have been honored on Nov. 11.