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Veterans Day Interesting Facts of The Week

November 7, 2023 | Weekly Commentary

As we approach Veterans Day, we’d like to share some fascinating facts about this important holiday and offer some suggestions for how you can celebrate this memorable holiday.

Interesting Facts:

  1. Veterans Day, originally known as Armistice Day, was established to commemorate the end of World War I in 1918.
  2. In 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a bill renaming it Veterans Day to honor veterans of all U.S. wars.
  3. A moment of silence is observed at 11 a.m. on 11/11 to remember veterans.
  4. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs hosts a National Veterans Day Poster Contest for students, featuring the winning design on Veterans Day materials.

Ways to Celebrate:

  1. Visit a State Park or Museum.
  2. Attend a Veterans Day Parade.
  3. Join the nation in observing a moment of silence.
  4. Consider volunteering your time at a local veterans’ organization.

Remember, the most important thing you can do on Veterans Day is to genuinely thank veterans for their service and sacrifice. It’s a day to honor and show respect to those who have defended our country and its values. For more information on Veterans Day, please visit the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.