Veterans Day 2015

Origins of Veterans Day

Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919. Check out the timeline below to see how it eventually became known as Veteran’s Day.

What is the Difference between Veterans Day and Memorial Day

Many people confuse Memorial Day and Veterans Day.

The upcoming Veterans Day is a chance for everyone to thank and honor all those who served honorably in the military in both wartime and peacetime.

Memorial Day, however, is a day for remembering and honoring military personnel who died in the service of their country, particularly those who died in battle or as a result of wounds sustained in battle. While those who died are also remembered on Veterans Day, Memorial Day is a day set aside specifically for them.

How to Thank a Veteran

Simply say “thank you for your service”. A smile and few kind words will go further than you may realize. If you have a Veteran in your family, make a point to spend quality time with them on this special day. Many people also wear a yellow ribbon or put a yellow ribbon in their yard or car to signify support of Veterans. Flying the American flag is also a way to honor our Veterans. If you don’t have any Veterans in your family, visiting a local Veterans Hospital is a great way to connect with Veterans who will be glad to see a smiling face. For more ideas, check out this article from U.S. News.

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