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The Origin of Veterans Day


Royal Irish Rifles, July 1916. (Photo: UK govt/Wiki Commons)

Veterans Day marks the anniversary of the end of World War I on Novermber 11th, 1918.

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Mitchell Yockelson, a historian at the National Archives in Washington, DC, talks with anchor Marco Weman about why the first world war has been largely forgotten in the United States.