Minnesota Historical Society
Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938. Today, we pay tribute to all veterans who served our country during war or peacetime. #VeteransDay #History
The image below is of Lorenzo C. Rangel, a Mexican-American war veteran who was featured in a photo exhibit by Xavier Tavera, previously on view at the Minnesota History Center in 2017.