Veterans Day


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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia–

Veterans 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. It coincides with other holidays, including Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, celebrated in other countries that 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. The United States previously observed Armistice Day. The U.S. holiday was renamed Veterans Day in 1954.

Veterans Day is not to be confused with Memorial Day; Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans, while Memorial Day honors those who died while in military service.[1]

Whether you commemorate Veterans Day, Remembrance Day, or remember Armistice Day–honor the sacrifices of the few for the many.


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Jill is a published author with The Wild Rose Press and self-published with The Lake Willowbee Series. She enjoys reading just as much as writing. You can follow her on Facebook and Twitter @jill_james
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4 Responses to Veterans Day

  1. Carol says:

    Well said, Jill.

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  2. E. Ayers says:

    Military service is never easy. All too often people today look upon these holidays as a just a day when the mail doesn’t come and the banks are closed. My husband was an Air Force veteran and served plenty of time in VietNam. His grandfather came home from WW1 crippled. His grandfather was a new immigrant from Russia and proudly severed his new country. Both men lost their lives because of complications from injuries sustained. I am luckier than his grandmother who was left without an income and no compensation My husband’s father served in the Navy and was in Pearl Harbor on a ship when it was bombed. He made a career of his service. I protested the war with VietNam, but I was proud of my husband who willingly served his country. He was a man of honor and he never lost that.

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  3. leighmorgan1 says:

    I love Veteran’s Day. It is important, meaningful and our time to give thanks to all who serve and have served. Remembrance Day celebrations are moving as well. That red poppy really stirs the soul.

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