Bell Ringers
| Clip Of Veterans Day History

Bell Ringer: The History and Evolution of Veterans Day


Conrad Crane provides an overview of Veteran’s Day and how it has evolved over time.

5 minutes

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • What is the date of Veterans Day? Explain the original meaning of the day.
  • What action did Congress take to recognize this day?
  • When did it become a full legal holiday and why?
  • What was the focus of the movement in the 1950s?
  • What action did President Dwight D. Eisenhower take?
  • How does this affect those people who are serving on active duty?
  • How is this day recognized in some parts of Europe?



  • Armistice
  • Concurrent Resolution
  • President Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • President Wilson
  • Proclamation
  • Wwi