Armistice Day was meant to commemorate the millions of victims throughout WWI, and to mourn the needless loss of life and horror that war causes. But America, being a country built on war, transformed it into Veterans Day.
Veterans Day celebrates those who wage war as heroes, glorifying them and encouraging people to make martyrs of themselves. it presents dying on the battlefield as a noble and necessary thing.
Armistice Day celebrated peace.
Veterans Day celebrates war.