Veterans Day Celebration in USA: History & Facts

Veterans Day is most famous and well known day for the public of US. But there are lots of misconceptions among the people about this national holiday.

People want to know that what is Veterans Day and why it is celebrated? But after reading this helpful post soon you will be able to understand all about this day.

Each and every country gives most respect and honor to their armed forces, and there is also an especial day for them that is celebrated for the respect and honor of the armed forces who sacrifice for country in peace and war.

In the US Veterans Day is just for the respect and honor of the soldiers who serviced for the security of the US in all situations.

 

What is Veterans Day?

Veterans Day is most famous and especial day for the public of united state of America; USA Veterans Day is celebrated in the honor of the armed forces who sacrifice for the country in both war time and peace time. Veterans Day is celebrated on every 11th of the November in the USA for the respect of armed forces.  According to the US department of defense Veterans Day is whole about to thank armed forces for their duties and services that they are providing for their country in all conditions. This especial day is not only for those who have died in battle ground but also for those who have contributed in the security of US and still living among us.

History of Veterans Day

Veterans day is celebrated every year in USA since after the First World War for the soldiers, was signed between German and allied forces on November 11. In 1926 the government of US passed the resolution for Veterans Day first time.

first of all veterans day was celebrated for honor of the veterans of first world war, but after the second world war it was decided the day was for the thank of the whole armed forces who have serviced in history of nation. This day was celebrated with the name of Armistice Day but in the act of 1938 the word “Armistice” was replaced by the “Veterans.”

Difference between Veterans Day and Memorial Day

It is misconception among most of people between Veterans Day and Memorial Day.  Veterans Day and Memorial Day are just for the honor of the military persons of the US. But there is a difference between these days. Memorial Day is celebrated in the country of us for the soldiers who have died during their duties or especially for those who have died in the battle ground. This day was celebrated every year to remember them. Veterans Day is celebrated for the soldiers of countries who done their duties in all situation.

Facts about Veterans Day

As above we have read what Veterans Day is and why it is celebrated? But at the time of celebrating this national event you have to keep few facts about Veterans Day in mind. You should also keep in mind that US soldiers who are serving their duties for our county are facing few of problems. What are these problems?

  • Veterans are those people that are serving in the military of US Army, Navy, Air force or other any force in war and peace conditions.
  • Veterans Day is celebrated on each 11 November and it was the day when world war was ended (at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month).
  • In 2019 California, Texas and Florida was the states with highest veteran’s population.
  • In 2019 the unemployment rate for veteran’s people was 3.5% that was more than previous receded unemployment rate.
  • approximately 50% veterans are suffers from mental illness like post-traumatic stress
  • More than 10 percent from the veteran’s people are experiencing homelessness.

 

FAQs

 

Following are the answers of questions that are generally searched by people on the internet about Veterans Day in USA.

Is there public holiday in US on Veterans Day?

Veterans Day is celebrated as a public holiday in USA. It is off day for the general public of US. All the schools and most of business are closed on Veterans Day.

What flower represents Veterans Day?

Poppies are the flower to wear that honors all living veterans. But most of Americans wear the symbolic red flower.

When Veterans Day was celebrated first time in the history of United State of America?

On 11 November 1919 this day was celebrated as Armistice Day after First World War. In 1926 the government of United State of America passed the resolution for Veterans Day first time. But in the act of 1938 the word “Armistice” is replaced by the “Veterans.”

What happens at 11am on Veterans Day in the USA?

Veterans Day is celebrated just for the respect and honor of the military living persons who served in all conditions for United States of America. It is two minutes silence in the all places of USA and American flag is hung at half mast at 11 am at Veterans Day.

What color to wear on Veterans Day in the US?

Red, white and blue are the colors that are mostly used on this national day. But simple gesture wearing is patriotic and can pay tribute. This color also reminds everyone that today is national military Day.

Is bank are closed in the US on Veterans Day?

Few of the banks are closed while few of the branches are open on this day in US.

Is anyone from First World War veterans still alive?

No, Florence Green was the last living veterans of First World War that was died in 4February 2012, in the age of 110.

Summery

That’s all about the Veterans Day in USA that we have briefly described in this informational post. If you think this information is helpful then don’t forget share with your friends and family at this Day. Moreover, if you have any question about this day you can ask from us through commenting system. Thanks

 

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