I came across the origins of Veteran's Day this week and thought it was interesting that it was a day dedicated to world peace. I hadn't ever thought of it in that way, I suppose. Today, supporting the troops and veterans is synonymous with supporting war. You have to fight with people to prove that you are for the troops and at the same time against a particular military action or US government policy.
An Act (52 Stat. 351; 5 U. S. Code, Sec. 87a) approved May 13, 1938, made the 11th of November in each year a legal holiday—a day to be dedicated to the cause of world peace and to be thereafter celebrated and known as "Armistice Day."