Now here is some information about Veteran’s Day. I always learn something writing this blog. November 11 is always Veterans Day no matter the day of the week.
Veterans Day is observed every year on November 11. This year, the 11th day of the 11th month is a Thursday. Learn the true meaning of Veterans Day and its important history--
WHEN IS VETERANS DAY?
Veterans Day is a federal holiday in the United States, observed officially on November 11, regardless of the day of the week on which it falls.
VETERANS DAY DATES
Year Veterans Day
2021 Thursday, November 11
2022 Friday, November 11
2023 Saturday, November 11
2024 Monday, November 11
WHAT DOES VETERANS DAY MEAN?
Veterans Day is an important day set aside to honor and show appreciation for ALL who have served in the United States military—in wartime or peacetime, living, or deceased.
“We can’t all be heroes; someone has to sit on the curb and clap as they go by.”
In Canada, November 11 is called Remembrance Day. This day, which is more similar to Memorial Day than Veterans Day, honors veterans who have died in service to their country.
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BEWEEN VETERANS DAY AND MEMORIAL DAY?
On both Veterans Day and Memorial Day, it’s customary to spend time remembering and honoring the countless veterans who have served the United States throughout the country’s history. However, there is a distinction between the two holidays:
Veterans Day is the day set aside to thank and honor ALL who have served, living or deceased, but particular the living veterans among us.
Memorial Day specifically commemorates the men and women who died while in service of their country and made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.
A SHORT HISTORY OF VETERANS DAY
Veterans Day was originally called Armistice Day in the United States, commemorating the signing of the agreement that ended World War I at 11:00 A.M., November 11, 1918. President Woodrow Wilson celebrated the first Armistice Day in 1919.
In 1938, November 11 became a legal holiday by an act of Congress.
In 1954, this federal holiday was changed from “Armistice” to “Veterans” Day.
Although this holiday initially honored those who perished in service to their country, when the holiday’s name was changed to Veterans Day, it became a day to honor ALL the men and women who have served in the armed forces of the United States.
Each year, special ceremonies are held at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.
Remember that Veterans Day is to honor the service of all Americans who have served, but particular the living veterans among us. Many of our vets stepped in harm’s way on our behalf.
Therefore, a cheery “Happy Veterans Day!” may not quite be fitting to a person who may have friends who died in combat. According to a veteran’s poll (CVN), 49% of vets feel uneasy with the expression, “Thank you for your service.” They weren’t sure how to respond, and preferred action to words.
But don’t get hung up on not knowing exactly how to express your gratitude to a veteran. Everyone knows and appreciates a kind word and, even better, an act of kindness.
Taken from https://www.almanac.com/veterans-day
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