Veterans Day (a public holiday) is a day of commemoration and reflection, observed in the United States, and coincides with both Armistice and Remembrance Day celebrated in countries around the world to remember those who have died in war (since the end of the First World War).
On this day men and women of the armed forces who died while serving in the line of duty are remembered, it is also a day to honor all of those that have served in the United States Military Services.
Do you observe Veterans Day each year?
Many people like to make a token donation to their favorite anti-war or humanitarian organisation in the name of a loved one that served in the armed forces.
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Why the 11th November?
Veterans Day is set on November 11th each year because this was the day that the war officially ended, “at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month” when the Armistice was signed in 1918. President Wilson declared the day should be “filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory“.
The first official Armistice Day observation occurred on the morning of 11th November 1919, and went on to become a bill signed into law on May 26, 1954. However, the U.S. congress amended the bill on June 1, 1954, replacing “Armistice” with “Veterans,” and it has been known as Veterans Day since.go
What will you be doing this Veterans Day?
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