Veterans Day November 11


Some interesting facts about Veterans Day… 

 

 

Veterans Day 2016

Veterans Day, formerly known as Armistice Day, was originally set as a U.S. legal holiday to honor the end of World War I, which officially took place on November 11, 1918.

Veterans Day 2016“Veterans Day shows respect for those who were willing to give their lives to the country and to serve their country. It shows that we appreciate the veterans.  Veterans Day is important to me because it is a time to recognize and honor those that have served their country in the armed forces.”

Veterans Day 2016Because it is a federal holiday, some American workers and many students have Veterans Day off from work or school. When Veterans Day falls on a Saturday then either Saturday or the preceding Friday may be designated as the holiday, whereas if it falls on a Sunday it is typically observed on the following Monday.

Veterans Day 2016Veterans Day is an official United States public holiday, observed annually on November 11, that honors military veterans, that is, persons who served in the United States Armed Forces.