Wikipedia explains, cf. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veterans_Day
Armistice Day was observed from 1919 just like Remembrance Day
in Britain, viz. the last day of the Great War, solemnly remembering
its unprecedented casualties. Remembrance Day is not a public
holiday but an ordinary working day, differentiated by the Two
Minutes Silence observed at 11 a.m. local time. In some places
all street traffic stops for the Two Minutes Silence.
Only after WW2 did the US Congress debate and legislate a change,
making Armistice Day a federal holiday and changing its name to
Veterans Day, to honour living veterans no less than the dead.
Later still US law formally recognized Memorial Day, earlier
a local custom, since the Civil War, to commemorate casualties.
The Canadian government is currently adapting Remembrance
Day to approach US observance, viz. refocussing the event
no less on living veterans, including those of recent wars, than
the casualties of WW1 and WW2.
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