An American public holiday created in 1938 to honor the veterans of the Great War, WWI. It is directly linked to Armistice Day, a day established to acknowledge the armistice signed between The Allies of WWI and Germany in 1918 for the cessation of hostilities on the western front. The public holidays now honors all of our military men and women in the American armed forces who have fallen or are currently serving, for their sacrifice to keep this country safe and protect our freedom. Being that this day falls on Sunday this year, the public holiday will extend to Monday to observe and honor these great men and women.