Every year Veteran’s Day is celebrated on November 11th. Here are some ways you can honor veterans and celebrate Veteran’s Day.
Every year on November 11th, people in the United States celebrate Veteran’s Day. This federal holiday dates back to World War I when an armistice was called between Germany and the Allied Nations. For more history on Veteran’s Day, you will love this article, Veteran’s Day in the United States.
The holiday is meant to honor living veterans for their service to this country, while Memorial Day is dedicated to those veterans who died. How do you plan on honoring US veterans this year? Here are a few ways to celebrate the holiday.
Will you be in New York City on November 11th? If so, attend the Veteran’s Day parade! If you won’t be in NYC, don’t worry it will be televised on your local FOX TV station. The parade is called ‘America’s Parade’ and is the largest in the nation that honors everyone who has and is currently defending our great nation. For more information, here is the official website.
Many communities around the country hold their own events. Check your local paper, American Legion, or VFW for Veteran’s Day activities. This might be in the form of a parade, community gathering or city-wide moment of silence.
And of course, honor all veterans by flying your American flag! Proudly fly those stars and stripes that those men and women fought so hard to defend. Make sure you also display your military flag if you have one. (And if you don’t, buy one now!)
Above all else, the best way to honor veterans is to simply say ‘Thank you’ to them. Those two small words will really go a long way toward showing your appreciation. You can often visit local veterans at a nearby American Legion, VFW or veteran’s hospital.
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