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Aug. 13, 1963
Civil rights leader and union president A. Philip Randolph strongly protested the AFL-CIO Executive Council's failure to endorse the August 28, 1963 "March on Washington."
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Why We Call It ‘Veterans Day’ and Not Armistice Day - or Veterans’ Day
Posted On: Nov 11, 2019
Nov. 11, 2019 | U.S. HISTORY | If you don’t have social media, don’t know why Monday is a federal holiday or have otherwise been living under a rock, Monday is Veterans Day. That’s Veterans Day — as opposed to Veteran’s Day, Veterans’ Day, Armistice Day or Memorial Day. Americans have celebrated living and deceased veterans — all those who served the country in any branch of the military — on Nov. 11 since it was first officially marked by Congress in 1926, eight years after World War I ended on what was known as Armistice Day, Nov. 11, 1918. The observance was called Armistice Day for this reason, until President Dwight Eisenhower changed the name in 1954 to be inclusive of all veterans, not just those who served in World War I… Baltimore Sun







 
 
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