What does Veterans Day mean to you? How and why do we celebrate it? It’s fun getting a little bit of history about why and how we celebrate the days that we do in America. So with that said, “Thank You to our Veterans!”
What is Veterans Day?
The holiday is always celebrated on November 11th each year. It’s not like Memorial Day, where we mourn our fallen. Instead, Veterans Day is a celebration of all military veterans living or deceased. These brave men and women of the U.S. military are why not only America, but much of the world, has seen decades of peace. So if you come across a veteran today or any day for that matter say, “Thank You.”
Veterans Day was initially called “Armistice Day” or “Remembrance Day” by the US and many other countries that fought in WWI. The war ended on the 11th hour of the 11th day of November in 1918.
On June 4th, 1926, President Calvin Coolidge issued a proclamation marking November 11th a day of observance.
Then on May 13, 1938, congress passed a congressional act making November 11th a federal holiday.
In 1954, at the behest of many major veterans organizations, the US congress renamed the day to Veterans Day.
Veterans Day does not have an apostrophe because it is not considered possessive. It doesn’t necessarily belong to veterans but to celebrate them. Hence no apostrophe. That is why we all celebrate the holiday, not just veterans.
Since this day is a day for celebration, we do not fly our flags at half-mast today. Fly them high and proud!
I added this image to our Facebook page; I think it is an awesome memorial. And apparently, you guys do as well; it is getting shared a ton. There are memorials all over the country, but this has got to be the best I’ve seen. There are 2,200 red bricks surrounding the memorial with the names of veterans on them. If you are ever in Anthem, Arizona, you should check it out.
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