According to the passage provided, why did the U.S. change the name of Remembrance Day to Veterans Day?
Remembrance Day is a holiday that honors and celebrates those who have served in the military during war-time. It also remembers those who lost their lives in conflict. The holiday was first created as Armistice Day in 1919. On November 11, 1918, Germany signed the Armistice treaty with the Allies. This brought an end to World War I. The holiday was created to commemorate that event.
Remembrance Day, also called Armistice Day, is celebrated in Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Thirty states in the United States made Armistice Day a state holiday in 1919. By 1938, it was made a federal holiday. In 1954, the name was changed to Veterans Day in the U.S. to honor all soldiers who have fought in battle, not only those from World War I.
Adapted from https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veterans_Day
The U.S. wanted to be able to distinguish their holiday from Remembrance celebrations in Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom.
Because there are conflicting reports about the origins of the Remembrance Day holiday, the U.S. wanted to rename it so they could claim it as a uniquely American federal holiday.
Changing the name allowed more soldiers to be honored and remembered as it expanded the celebration beyond World War I specifically.
The name Armistice Day, or Remembrance Day, reminded people of the war with Germany and the U.S. did not want to celebrate that tragic war.
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