About Veterans Day
When is Veterans Day? This holiday is always observed on November 11
Veterans Day is a November 11 holiday. It honors all members of the Armed Forces who served this country valiantly, and in a very big way. They served and fought to protect us, keep our country safe, and preserve our way of life. Veterans gave their time and risked their lives for you and me. In many cases, they made the ultimate sacrifice.
This holiday originally was called Armistice Day and was first celebrated in 1921. In 1954, President Eisenhower changed it to Veteran’s Day, in honor of those who served and died in all wars.
On November 11 at 11:11, 1921 the U.S. France, and England each buried an unknown soldier in honor of those who died in World War I. This began the annual Armistice Day holiday. The time and day were picked because fighting ceased in WWI in 1918 on November 11 at 11:11. In keeping with this tradition, work stops on this day and time each year for a moment of silence.
How to Celebrate Veterans Day
- No matter where you are, and what you are doing, honor the tradition of a moment of silence at 11:11 a.m.
- Buy a veteran a cup of coffee.
- Thank a veteran for their service.
- Buy a veteran lunch.
- Visit a cemetery and place flowers and flags at their graves.
“You have enemies. Good. That means you’ve stood up for something.” – – Winston Churchill
The History and Origin of Veteran's Day
This holiday originally was called Armistice Day and was first celebrated in 1921.
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