Veterans Day is an official United States holiday which honors people who have served in the armed services and are known as Veterans. It is a federal holiday that is observed on November 11th. Many Americans mistakenly believe that Veterans Day is the day America sets aside to honor American military personnel who died in battle or as a result of wounds sustaned from combat. That’s not totally true. Memorial Day is the day set aside to honor America’s war dead.
Veterans Day coincides with other holidays such as Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, which are celebrated in other parts of the world and also marks the anniversary of the end of World War I.
Veterans Day, different than Memorial Day, honors ALL American veterans, both living and dead, In fact, Veterans Day is largely intended to thank LIVING veterans for dedicated an loyal service to their country.
November 11th of each year is the day that we ensure veterans know that we deeply appreciate the sacrifices they have made in their lives to keep our country FREE!
Veterans Day was once called Armistice Day. Armistice Day was created to honor veterans of World War I
June 1, 2954 was when the United States changed the name to Veterans Day, honoring ALL military veterans.
November 11th is both a federal and state holiday.
Let’s honor those veterans! Monday, November 11th.
Manassas, Virginia proudly honors veterans with the 2013 Veterans Day parade!