The Significance Of Veterans Day



This weekend, as you are enjoying the three-day holiday in honor of Veterans Day, do take at least a few minutes to pay your respects to all the men and women who have served the country in our armed forces. These include the members of the US Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and the Coast Guard.

Originally dubbed Armistice Day, it was first declared a holiday in 1938, to commemorate the end of World War 1, which happened at on 11/11/1918. Since then, the day, which was dedicated to the cause of 'World Peace' has always been celebrated on November 11th. In 1954, after the US had been involved in two other wars, World War II and the Korean War, the holiday was renamed Veterans Day, in honor of the veterans of all the wars.

Many people are not aware of the difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day. While both honor our military personnel, the former is a day to remember and honor all the men and women that died serving our country in a war, while today, we celebrate all the living veterans who have served in the forces whether in peace or war.

Though several other countries celebrate this day in honor of their own veterans, the celebration is slightly different in each country. Some, like the United Kingdom celebrate it in honor of all soldiers, living or dead, while others like Canada celebrate it in honor of all living veterans. They also call it different names. France and New Zealand still call it Armistice Day. In the United Kingdom, Australia and Canada, it is dubbed Remembrance Day and in Malta and South Africa, it is called Poppy Day.

No matter what it is called, the reason for observing the day is the same - To show our gratitude to the brave men and women who sacrifice everything to make this world a safer place for the rest of us.



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  • adrianFriday, November 10, 2017 at 12:17 pm
    same with mine
    • chickennugget13Friday, November 10, 2017 at 9:02 am
      thanks to all the veterans that served us!! :)
      • My Name Is JeffFriday, November 10, 2017 at 8:13 am
        I love veterans day. My Papa fought in a war before.
        • jermaine Friday, November 10, 2017 at 8:01 am
          my uncle was in the war
          • I love readingTuesday, October 17, 2017 at 11:19 am
            good story
            • DjdjdjWednesday, November 30, 2016 at 1:01 pm
              Most of my family was in the army my mom fought in real war
              • oooness
                ooonessThursday, September 7, 2017 at 4:08 pm
                My dad was in the war!
              • Scott Cecil232Friday, November 11, 2016 at 11:16 am
                Goooooooo Smart Stuff!!!!
                • minion faceFriday, November 13, 2015 at 8:58 am
                  my great grampa was in the navy know he has almost got skin cancer from always being out side but know he is in a nersing home but its a good place for him to be in but i always ask him about the navy but he has alsimers wich makes you forget yeah he doesn't remember any thing about the navy
                  • Ethan age9Friday, November 13, 2015 at 8:47 am
                    My dad is in the army and my uncle is in the Air Force and are steel alive. :-(
                    • kidWednesday, November 11, 2015 at 12:18 pm
                      I think that it is really cool having veterans day, Thank you to those who risked their lives for us!!!
                      • lilly411
                        lilly411Friday, November 13, 2015 at 8:49 am
                        Thank you my grandpa died in world 2 he got the measles of honor