Veterans Day 2019
Events and information about the 2019 Veterans Day observance in the City of St. Louis
This year marks the 100th anniversary of "Armistice Day," which was first observed on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. In 1938, Nov. 11 became a national holiday, and in 1954 President Dwight D. Eisenhower officially changed the name of the holiday to Veterans Day.
Beautiful day for the #STL Veterans Day Parade to honor brave men and women who have protected our freedoms. ⁰⁰There are almost 90,000 veterans in St. Louis. Today, we honored Rocky Sickmann, who was held for 444 days in the US Embassy in Tehran in 1979. @SoldiersStLouis pic.twitter.com/e3FHS7zYGR— Mayor Lyda Krewson (@LydaKrewson) November 9, 2019