ne of the most popular United States Public Holidays is the Veterans Day. Celebrated on the 11th of November every year, Veterans Day marks the honoring of Military veterans who have served their nation through the United States Armed Forces. The people who fought for the nation and brought glorifying days of freedom should be honored and this particular day is meant for it. Before getting into the details of how to celebrate Veterans Day, Why Do We Celebrate Veterans Day 2017.
All you need to know about ‘Happy Veterans Day’
As stated above, Veterans Day is celebrated to honor the people who have served in the United States Armed Forces. The day is celebrated by many names in different countries apart from the US. In many countries, it is celebrated as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day to mark the end of World War 1. US celebrated 11 November as Armistice Day till the year 1954. After that they celebrated the day as Veterans Day. Don’t forget to download Veterans Day images 2017 and Veterans day pictures
Some people mix it up with Memorial Day but both the days are very different. Memorial Day is celebrated to honor the war veterans who ‘died’ in their military service while Veterans Day is for the military veterans who are so very much alive. People requested the then President Calvin Coolidge to mark the day as a National holiday. As a result, under a Congressional Act (52 Stat. 351; 5 U.S. Code, Sec. 87a) approved on 13th of May, 1938, 11th November was declared as a legal holiday.