Though it has been known as Veterans' Day in the United States since the end of World War Two, the original name for this day of remembrance was Armistice Day. It commemorates the armistice signed between the Allies and Germany on November 11th, 1918 at 11 o'clock in the morning. Though the signing ended fighting on the Western Front, war went on in other areas for some time. Eventually the fighting ended and World War One was over.
While we remember those who died in past wars, we mourn the continued and continual fighting and killing all over the world.