It was originally called Armistice Day, marking the end of World War One.
The name was changed in 1954, when Nov. 11 became a day to honor veterans from all of America's conflicts.
There are several Veterans Day events taking place in Lubbock Monday.
Mayor Glen Robertson will read the Veterans Day presidential proclamation at 11 a.m. at the Silent Wings Museum at 6202 Interstate 27 Frontage.
That's followed by a "Toys Go To War" gallery talk at 2 p.m. from Donald Abbe and then at 5:30 p.m. it's guest speaker Lieutenant Commander Barry McCool - father of fallen astronaut Willie McCool.
The Carillon Lifecare Community at 1717 Norfolk Avenue will honor our veterans Monday as well.
Their program will feature a presentation by Dr. Ted Hartman on his book "Tank Driver." That starts at 2:30 p.m.
The Texas Tech School of Music Matador Singers will present a free Veterans Day Concert, 8 p.m. Monday night at the Hemmle Recital Hall.
Texas Tech will also participate in National Remembrance Roll Call at 12:30 p.m. at Memorial Circle. Names of those who have served, and are currently serving, the country will be read at the event. A national minute of silence will follow the event at 1 p.m.
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