Veterans Day was originally known as Armistice Day but was renamed in 1954. It’s a federal holiday observed on November 11 in the United States each year to honor military veterans of the United States Armed Forces. Veterans Day is recognizably different from Memorial Day which is a federal holiday in May.

Veterans Day observes the service of all United States veterans as Memorial Day honors those who have died while in military service. Veteran Day ceremonies are held nationwide especially at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington, Virginia where floral tributes are placed on the graves and memorials to honor our veterans.

Five facts you may not know about Veterans Day
  • There’s no apostrophe in Veterans Day
  • Other countries celebrate Veterans Day
  • Veterans Day was briefly celebrated in October
  • Banks and Post Offices are closed on this day
  • The largest Veterans Day parade is in New York City

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