Veterans' Day

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Tuesday Nov 8, 11
Friday, November 11, 2011

Veterans' Day is a day that lets us honor our soldiers for helping our nation. 

Below are some facts regarding Veterans' Day.

According to the Department of Veterans' Affairs:  Veterans Day is a celebration to honor America's veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good. 

When was Veterans' Day named Veterans' Day?
Answer:  Veterans Day holiday was officially named on June 1, 1954. It had previously been called Armistice Day.

Do Veterans get the day off on Veterans' day?
Answer:  Even Active Duty Military Veterans might not get the Day off, my husband served multiple tours in Iraq but now is a Drill Sergeant and for them this is a regular training day which means off to work.

Is Veterans' Day a day of mourning?
Answer:  Veterans Day honors all those, dead and alive, who served in the US armed forces in times of peace and in times of war. Its intention is to honor them; Memorial Day is the day to mourn those who died.

What do Veterans wear on Veterans' Day?
Answer:  Veterans are generally encouraged to wear their uniforms - including medals - on Veterans Day.

This information was taken from an online resource.