Veterans day was originally designated as Armistice Day on November 11, 1919 by Woodrow Wilson, but did not become a legal holiday until 1938. In 1953 a shoe store owner had the idea to make Armistice Day (which was specifically for those who fought in WWI) into Veterans Day for all veterans.
Do we have any veterans here on [NR]? Perhaps you might want to come my school to talk to us? ;^)