When did veterans day become a national holiday?

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The United States began honoring those who lost their lives in war in 1921. Seventeen years later, in 1938, November 11th became a legal federal holiday, but it was called Armistice Day. Then, on October 8, 1954, President Eisenhower declared that is would be called Veteran's Day.
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Armistice Day, the precursor to Veteran's Day, was proclaimed by Woodrow Wilson in 1919. The name was changed to Veterans Day in 1954.
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