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What's the Deal with Veterans Day

Updated on July 31, 2013

FACT #1

  • Most people spell "Veterans Day" as being plural, rather than with an apostrophe (e.g. Veteran's Day or Veterans' Day)

A Short BIO on Veteran's Day

The Origin of Veteran's Day

Do not confuse Veteran's Day with Memorial Day, many people make that mistake but let me clear that up right now. Memorial Day is a holiday set aside for those who died while serving in the military, while Veteran's Day is a holiday set aside for those who has served or is serving currently.

Got it?

No matter what race or religion, the United States honors those who has served (or currently serving) in the US military. Although, nobody really disputes the fact that the United States should set aside a day to honor our veterans, however, for seven years (from 1971 to 1978), because of the "Uniform Monday Holiday Act", Veteran's Day was moved to the fourth Monday in October. It went back to November 11 in 1979.

In honor for those who have served and who are serving in the United States Armed Forces
In honor for those who have served and who are serving in the United States Armed Forces | Source

FACT #2

  • U.S. President Woodrow Wilson first proclaimed November 11 as Armistice Day in 1919 until June 1, 1954, then it was renamed as Veteran's Day

Veteran's Day

To Honor our Men & Women Who Choose to Serve

A National Holiday

What a lot of people do not know is that World War I formally ended (major hostilities) on the 11th day, in the 11th month & on the 11th hour. Veteran's Day coincides with other holidays celebrated throughout the world, such as Remembrance Day & Armistice Day.

These United States and her citizens are proud of their military men & women, and appreciate the fact that they are willing to lay down their lives in order to keep the United States free.

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