Test your knowledge of Veterans Day and our veterans by taking this quiz! (The answers are at the bottom – but don’t cheat!)

  1. By what name was Veterans Day originally known?

  2. What does the “11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month” signify?

  3. What is the name of the treaty that marked the official end of World War I?

  4. What is the difference between Veterans Day and Memorial Day?

  5. Where is the Tomb of the Unknown Solider?

  6. Who are veterans?

  7. Approximately how many U.S. veterans are there right now?

    a) 500,000

    b) 18 million

    c) 2 million

  8. Can you name the five branches of the U.S. military?

  9. Who is the current Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces?

  10. After the Commander-in-Chief, who is next in line of command of the nation’s armed forces?

  11. Name an activity that you can do to honor veterans in your community.

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  1. Armistice Day, sometime also referred to as “Remembrance Day.” In 1954, Congress passed a bill that President Eisenhower signed proclaiming November 11 as Veterans Day.
  2. On November 11, 1918, at 11 a.m. in France, German forces formally agreed to a cease-fire, thereby ending World War I.
  3. The Treaty of Versailles, which was signed on June 28, 1919, seven months after fighting had ended, in the Palace of Versailles in France.
  4. Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans, while Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving.
  5. Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA.
  6. A veteran is defined by federal law as any person who served for any length of time in any military service branch.
  7. According to most recent statistics from the U.S. Census, there are just over 18 million veterans in the United States.
  8. Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines and Navy.
  9. The President of the United States – Joe Biden.
  10. The Secretary of Defense. The position is currently held by Lloyd J. Austin III (2021).
  11. Visit veterans in hospitals/Make cards for veterans/Volunteer at a local veterans organization/Attend a parade or Veterans’ event/Organize a fundraising event/Offer assistance to veterans’ family members/Display an American flag.

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