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Veterans Day

November 11, 2014

Overview

Veterans Day is an official United States holiday that honors people who have served in armed service. It is a federal holiday observed on November 11. Veterans Day is not to be confused with Memorial Day; Veterans Day celebrates the service of all veterans, while Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving.

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Details

Veterans Day was first celebrated as Armistice Day, as proclaimed by President Woodrow Wilson in 1919. Its main purpose was to honor those soldiers who had died in World War I. However, at the urging of veterans service organizations, President Dwight Eisenhower worked to expand Armistice Day to honor all veterans, not just those who died in World War I. In 1954, “Armistice” was replaced with “Veterans” and has been known that way since. However, Armistice Day and Remembrance Day (holidays that mark the anniversary of World War I) are celebrated in other parts of the world on November 11.

Trivia

  • There are over 22 million war veterans in the United States.
  • National Veterans Day celebrations center around the Tomb of the Unknown at Arlington National Cemetery, where guards are changed every thirty minutes, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Celebrating Suggestions

  • Offer specials, discounts or even free services or meals for veterans and active duty military.
  • Volunteer your time or services to local veterans’ organizations.

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Date:
November 11, 2014

Month-Long Events

These are observed in the United States, but may also apply to your location around the world.

January

Soup Month
Bath Safety Month
Braille Literacy Month
Blood Donor Month
Crime Stoppers Month
Hot Tea Month
Oatmeal Month

February

Great American Pie Month
Chocolate Lover's Month
Cherry Month
Hot Breakfast Month

March

Noodle Month
Nutrition Month
Fire Prevention Month
Women's History Month
International Francophone (French Speaking) Month
Craft Month
Frozen Food Month

April

International Guitar Month
Foot Health Awareness Month

May

Barbecue Month
Blood Pressure Month
Photograph Month
Hamburger Month
Salad Month
Strawberry Month

June

Graduation Month
Accordion Awareness Mont
Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Month
Iced Tea Month

July

US Parks & Recreation Month
Pickle Month
Baked Beans Month
Hot Dog Month
Ice Cream Month
Picnic Month

August

Eye Exam Month
Sandwich Month
Peach Month
Goat Cheese Month
Coffee Month
Back to School Shopping

September

Potato Month
Chicken Month

October

Apple Month
Fair Trade Month
Sausage Month
American Cheese Month
Cookie Month
Dessert Month
Pasta Month
Pizza Month

November

International Drum Month
Sleep Comfort Month
Model Railroad Month
Aviation History Month

December

“Hi Neighbor!” Month
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