On Veterans Day, 30 photos of remembrance

30 Photos

Tributes to veterans took place around the world as countries paid tribute to the those who have served and those currently serving in the military. Veterans Day has its roots in World War I. November 11th was originally set aside as a day to commemorate the end of “The Great War” in 1918. The U.S. Congress, in 1954, voted to change the name to Veterans Day to pay tribute to all servicemen and women. In many countries November 11th is still know as Armistice Day.