Did you know that in the United States Veterans Day is observed on November 11th? If November 11th falls on a weekend, the holiday is observed on the previous Friday or following Monday. The first national celebration of Veterans Day was held in 1947. A veteran is someone who has served in the military. Members of the military or Armed Services keep our country safe and protect the freedoms and security we enjoy. Veterans Day is a holiday to honor and thank veterans wherever and whenever they have served. You can honor veterans by considering and remembering what they have done for you and by participating in projects that support veterans.
We hope that you have a thankful day! Remember to think kind thoughts, use kind words, and do kind things. We Love You.
Armistice Day was initially observed on November 11th. In 1945, Raymond Weeks petitioned General Dwight Eisenhower to change Armistice Day to include all individuals who have served in the military, not just those who served in World War I. The first national Veterans Day celebration was held in 1947. In 1954 then President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a bill officially renaming Armistice Day to Veterans Day.
Veterans Day is a federal holiday. If November 11th falls on a Saturday, it is usually observed on the previous Friday. If November 11th falls on a Sunday, it is usually observed on the following Monday.
The holiday sometimes appears as “Veteran’s Day” or “Veterans’ Day”. The Department of Veteran Affairs lists the official spelling as “Veterans” (not possessive), because it is not a day that belongs to Veterans, but a day to honor veterans.
Veterans Day is a different holiday from Memorial Day. Memorial Day honors those who have died while in military service. Another holiday is Armed Forces Day, which honors those currently serving in the U.S. Military.