veterans day

Queen Elizabeth pays tribute to D-Day veterans

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II has paid tribute on behalf of "the whole free world" to those who died during the Normandy landings in a poignant speech at D-Day commemorations in Portsmouth, southern England.

Veterans Day 2017

People around the United States are marking Veterans Day Nov. 11, honoring those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.

On this day: November 11

The Pilgrims sign the Mayflower Compact, an armistice ends the fighting in World War I, the Tomb of the Unknowns is dedicated, and Yasser Arafat dies, all on this day.