• View from Battery DeGolyer

    Vicksburg

    National Military Park Mississippi

Event Details

  • Multiple Days: 11/10/2012, 11/11/2012, 11/12/2012

    Location: Vicksburg National Military Park | Map Fee Information: Fee - Free Days Contact Name: Naomi Lofton Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 601-636-0583

 Veterans Day Weekend - November 10-12, 2012 - Veterans Day was originally known as Armistice Day, marking the anniversary of the ending of World War I at the eleventh hour, on the eleventh day, of the eleventh month in 1918.  

Following World War II, the name of the holiday was changed (enacted June 1, 1954) to Veterans Day to honor those who died in all American wars. The day has since evolved to be a time of honoring veterans who have served in the military during wartime or peacetime. The United States traditionally observes Veterans Day on November 11.