Veterans Day is observed on the day of November 11, every year by the United States of America. In the year of 1918, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, an Armistice was signed between the Allied Powers and the German Commanders. From the next year, every year on the 11th of November exactly at 11 am 2 minutes of silence is being observed, the first minute is for the ones who died while fighting for their beloved country during the war and the second minute for the ones who are still alive and the families who are still suffering from the consequences of the war.
The memory of the ones who had served their countries and their families had to be honored so Veterans Day was started being observed every year from 1919. Although this day was not known as Veterans Day from the beginning. Back in times when the Great War ended, the sacrifices of the soldiers needed to be honored so the then President Woodrow Wilson had spoken highly of all the American troops who had served in the war and wanted to honor their efforts by observing November 11th as Armistice Day. The Armistice Day was observed in the year 1919 in the United States of America and all business was suspended for 2 minutes when the whole country observed 2 minutes of silence in honor the Veterans. Also, different kinds of parades and public gatherings were held to commemorate the occasion. In 1954, the name was changed to Veterans Day, following the impact of a National Campaign to honor the efforts of all Veterans who have served their countries.
What is the difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day?
Both of them honors the people who have served in the Military. Memorial Day honors the people who died while fighting for their country while Veterans Day honors all Veterans living or dead for their contributions to their beloved country. Estimates say that there are over 21 million living Veterans across the United States currently. More than 16 million of these had served during war times while 5.5 million have served during peacetime only. This Veterans Day don’t forget to say thanks to some the people who have served the United States of America.
Veterans Day Cliparts
Below is some Veterans Day Cliparts for you to share with your friends and family over different social media apps and websites. Don’t forget to honor the people who have served their beloved country selflessly during war and peace times.
Veterans Day Quotes
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