The Veterans Day is to appreciate the honor and thanks to all United States Army persons who served the all the wars of United States. In Church, Parades and many more place, on veterans day 2017 particularly the American flag are hung at half-mast. The American people gather in one place as any open place, commercial hall, two minutes of silence to be held on 11 November at 11 am.
Veterans Day Facts
On this day special assemblies and other activities are held for celebration. Many communities are holding their celebration on weekend which is close to this date i.e.11 November. In United stated the Veterans Day is the federal Government holiday, government offices are closed on this date. If Veterans Day is fall on Saturday, the government offices are closed on Friday. If Veterans Day is falls on Sunday then, Government offices are closed on Monday.
Local Government and non-government offices are open this day; it’s up to them to open OR Close the business. In year 2010, As per Society of Human Resource Management poll, 21 percent of employee planned the holiday in year 2011.
Public transports are as usual regular. In many fast foods, Hotels and Casual Restaurants, free meals for Veterans Day is offered. The Armistice day is signifies to Congress Wilson he said “Hunger does not breed reforms, it breeds madness”. The birthday of United States Marine Corps (10th November) and Veterans Day(11th November) are on one day Difference, United States branches of Armed Forces celebrates 96 hours liberty period.
People organize many cultural events to honor the veterans of us army and also some restaurants & other places offer free meals, freebies, discounts and other deals to the veterans of the nation. It is the most proud moments for all the US Armed Forces who served their nation to protect it from all the terrors, attacks and fights.
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When Is Veterans Day Celebration?
Veterans Day is celebrated every year on 11th November in United States and it is an official United States federal holiday that is observed every year on November 11, honoring people who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces, also known as veterans.
What is Veterans Day?
Veterans Day is one of the most important events in United States which include the honoring of the veterans. There are many major events celebrated all across the world like Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, which mark the anniversary of the end of World War I (major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, when the Armistice with Germany went into effect). Earlier it is celebrated as Armistice Day; but after 1954 United States celebrates it as Veterans Day on 11th November.
Veterans Day is different from the one of the most famous holidays Memorial Day; Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans, while Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who gave their lives and those who perished while in service.
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Veterans Day History
U.S. President Woodrow Wilson first proclaimed Armistice Day for November 11, 1919. In proclaiming the holiday, he said
“To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations.”
But it is June 1, 1954 when Congress amended the bill to replace “Armistice” with “Veterans,” and it has been known as Veterans Day since.