What is Veterans Day?

What actually is the Veterans Day? It’s a devoted day to thank and honor all the armed forces personnel who served the nation in all the wars. It is the day to thanks and show the gratitude and respect to all the former and active veterans for serving our nation, for serving us, for letting us live peacefully, freely and happily. The day is celebrated since 1919 as Armistice day which later renamed to Veterans Day.




The day is so proud moment for all the Americans as their armed forces played a great role in the World War I. The national flag is hung at the half mast and the day is marked by parades and church services. A two minute silence is held at 11 AM. Though the day is a national holiday since 1954, but some schools open on the day and various activities are conducted. Celebrate this Happy Veterans Day 2017 to the fullest by commending various activities.


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On 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 i.e, on 11th November 1918, an armistice between Germany and the Allied nations came into effect, almost the end of World War I. The very next year on the same day Armistice Day was commended for the first time. President Wilson announced, the day must be "loaded with grave pride in the valor of those who died in the nation's service and with appreciation for the triumph." Parades and public meetings were planned for the day and a concise suspension of business activities at 11 AM.


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An Act (52 Stat. 351; 5 U. S. Code, Sec. 87a) was passed on May 13, 1938, marking November 11 a legal holiday, renowned as Armistice Day. The day was intended to honor the veterans of World War I, but few years later after the macabre end of World War II, the Veterans Service Organization in 1954, urged Congress to rename the Armistice Day as Veterans Day. Approving this request on June 1, 1954, the day was officially renamed to Veterans Day to honor all the American Veterans, for serving in any of the war, wherever and whenever they has served.


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How can we celebrate Veterans day with our children? Veterans day is the best day to teach and make learn our children about history of this day in creative and interesting way. Teach your children by providing him/her an interesting topic and ask to search for it and note down the details.


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Get to know how American Army fought with the enemy and protected their country. The day is not for the Veterans but to honor all those who were a part of war and helped directly or indirectly. Commend the day with huge honor and regards to all the Veterans for serving us and this nation and be thankful to the armed forces to let you live peacefully and freely. Also get to know about the Veterans Day Facts and make the children aware of the day.