Veterans Day is an official United States public holiday, observed annually on November 11, that honors military veterans; that is, persons who served in the United States Armed Forces. On that same day, other holidays, which include Armistice Day and Remembrance Day are celebrated in other countries to mark the anniversary of the end of World War 1. Major hostilities of World War 1 were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 1th month of 1918. The U.S. holiday was renamed Veterans Day in 1954. Fort Gratiot Middle School is extending an invitation to all veterans to attend the Veterans Day Assembly at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 12. The Assembly will allow the students and staff of Fort Gratiot Middle School to honor all attending Veterans. Veterans are asked to call (810) 984-6544 by Nov. 2 to register for the event by providing their name, rank, branch of service and years served.