November 11 was officially designated as a national holiday in 1938. Originally called “Armistice Day” it was intended to commemorate the end of World War I. Which of course was “The War to End All Wars.” That lasted just about 20 years of course, and was followed by World War II and the Korean “Police Action”.
So, in 1954, Armistice Day became Veterans Day because it was pretty clear that The War to End All Wars had even slowed it down all that much.
No matter what it’s called, it’s a day set aside to remember the service of everyone who has served the country in uniform.
Which is far more important than any of the 10 million sales that are also going on today.
Sadly, I don’t think we’ll be celebrating the end of the current war or war in general anytime soon.