Did you know that most Americans confuse Veterans Day with Memorial Day? According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, it’s true. Both holidays celebrate the men and women who serve our country, but today, we’re going to find out what makes Veterans Day both unique and important!
To do that, we will start our journey off in the History of Veterans Day section. Here you will learn that Veterans Day was originally a holiday called Armistice Day, which celebrated the end of WWI. Visit this section to learn how the holiday has evolved into the Veterans Day holiday it is today.
Ways to Celebrate Veterans Day – Here you will discover seven ways to celebrate Veterans Day, as well as, find resources for teachers to help teach their students about the holiday.
Wear Your Medals on Veterans Day – The Department of Veterans Affairs are encouraging veterans to wear their medals in a display of patriotism and pride. You can find out why here!
Do you have a veteran in your life? I do! It’s my dad. Well, you can send them a free e-card to let them know you remember them on Veterans Day!
Underneath the yellow Buddy Finder search engine, you will find a moving video tribute to those who have served their country, both in the past and in the present. It’s definitely worth a watch! I was quite moved.
Honoring the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier – Veterans Day is one of the holidays where the President or someone he designates lies a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in remembrance of the sacrifice of America’s Veterans in foreign wars. It also marks the national observance of the day.
And last, but not least, the Celebrate Famous Veterans section. It is important to remember that celebrities are people too and that some of them have served for our country. Find out which celebrities are also veterans here.
To all the men and women who bravely serve our country, both past and present, we salute you!