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Armed Forces Veteran Day

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Armed Forces Veteran Day

 

The Armed Forces are celebrating the Veterans Day on 14 Jan to honour the veterans the Army, Navy and Air Force.

 

Background:

  • This special day started as a day to reflect upon the heroism of those who died in our country’s service and was originally called Armistice Day.
  • It fell on Nov. 11 because that is the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I.
  • However, in 1954, the holiday was changed to ‘Veterans Day’ in order to account for all veterans in all wars.

In India –

For the first time the Indian Armed Forces celebrated the Veteran’s Day on 14th January 2015, the day on which the first Field Marshall General KM Cariappa retired from service.

 

Source: PIB