In America, we enjoy many of our freedoms because of the dedication and courage of all our Veterans.
Veterans Day always falls on November 11th. It is this day that we honor those Veterans.
Veterans Day originated as Armistice Day and marked the end of hostilities of World War I that occurred at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. The first Armistice Day was commemorated in 1919.
The day was originally set aside to honor the Veterans of World War I. After World War II and the Korean War, Congress recognized a need to expand the meaning of the day and recognize ALL veterans.
So, in 1954, the word "Armistice" was replaced with "Veterans" as a way to include all Veterans of all American wars.
Veterans Day is a federal holiday which many cities celebrate with parades and ceremonies.
In Washington, D.C., the celebration include a wreath laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery.
Veterans Day is a day not only to honor those that made the ultimate sacrifice for our country, but also to recognize those who continue to serve today.
Take this time to thank a Veteran who fulfills this patriotic duty to maintain the freedoms of our country.
You can show the respect you have for them by properly honoring and displaying the American Flag.
One way that is accomplished is by always standing and placing your hand over your heart during the playing of the National Anthem.
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