November 11 is Veterans Day. Originally named Armistice Day in honor of the signing of the agreement to end World War I, the holiday was changed to Veterans Day in 1954. In that year, President Dwight D. Eisenhower delivered the first “Veterans Day Proclamation”. Veterans Day is always observed on November 11 of each year, no matter what day on which it falls.
Often referred to as “The Forgotten War”, the Korean War erupted on June 25, 1950 in the middle of the burgeoning Cold War. My father served in Korea for most of the war.