On November 11th each year, the US observes Veterans Day to honor those who have served in the Armed Forces. It is a day, according to the Congressional Act making it a legal holiday, dedicated to the cause of world peace, and was originally known as Armistice Day to celebrate the end of the First World War. In 1954, the holiday was expanded to honor all veterans, not only those who died in World War I. The armistice ending the war was signed at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.
How can you celebrate Veterans Day?
- Fly your American flag
- Donate to a worthy cause such as
- Disabled American Veterans
- Homes for our Troops
- Truckin’ for Troops
- Wounded Warrior Project
- Ask a veteran about their service
- Go to an awareness event
- Veterans Day 5k
- Do a military PT test competition at your gym
- Visit a Veterans Cemetery