Veterans Day by Amanda Doering Tourville
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November 11, was the first anniversary of the end of World War I. It is both a state and federal holiday in the United States. Some people confuse Veterans Day and Memorial Day with each other but both of them are different. Declan, Tobin. Tobin, Declan. Fun Facts for Kids about Veterans Day.
On Veterans Day , Americans honor all living military veterans, including the many working moms who are veterans of military service as well as those who gave their lives for their country. Veterans Day is always observed on November 11th with speeches and parades across the United States. Here is how the day has progressed over time:. There were Of those:. Veteran-owned firms comprised an estimated 2. This type of disability is when a soldier gets injured or aggravates an injury while on duty or suffered from a disease that results in a disability.
Whether or not you know someone who served in the military or you served yourself, Veterans Day is a holiday worth observing. There are nearly 20 million veterans living in the U. Memorial Day the last Monday in May and Veterans Day November 11 both honor the men and women who served in our nation's military, but there's a major difference between the holidays. While Memorial Day is reserved for those who died while serving their country, Veterans Day is a time to recognize all veterans, both the dead and the living. Congress would officially declare Armistice Day a federal holiday in most states already had their own observances. In , President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed legislation that officially changed the name to Veterans Day, making the holiday more inclusive of veterans who had served after and prior to the First World War.
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Congress passed a resolution in for an annual observance, and Nov. Unlike Memorial Day, Veterans Day pays tribute to all American veterans—living or dead—but especially gives thanks to living veterans who served their country honorably during war or peacetime. The military men and women who serve and protect the U. Here are some facts about the veteran population of the United States:. But if you see something that doesn't look right, click here to contact us! Subscribe for fascinating stories connecting the past to the present.
Toggle navigation. November 11th marks the day that the major combat in World War I ended. In , November 11th became a legal holiday with the name Armistice Day. The first national holiday to celebrate Veterans Day was held in In , Armistice Day legally became Veterans Day.