Hi, this November 11th, will you help share the facts about Veterans Day? Here are a few.
1. Veterans Day does not have an apostrophe. Just a grammatical note for your records!
2. Veterans Day is not the same as Memorial Day. On Memorial Day, we honor all those who gave their lives in service to our country, particularly in battle. Veterans day honors everyone–deceased and living–but is largely intended to thank living veterans who served our country in war or peace.
3. Veterans Day was originally called Armistice Day, commemorating the end of World War I. While WWI technically ended with the Treaty of Versailles on June 28, 1919, the fighting actually ceased when the Allies and Germany put into effect an armistice, or an agreement to stop fighting, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month–November 11, 1918.
4. The bill that made Veterans Day official selected the fourth Monday of every October as its observance day. This led to confusion and general unhappiness among the states. In 1975, President Gerald Ford signed a law returning Veterans Day to its original observance date of November 11th, beginning in 1978.
5. The United States isn’t the only country to celebrate Veterans Day. Though Australia, Canada, and Great Britain refer to it as “Remembrance Day,” all three countries commemorate and honor those who served in their own traditions.
At Warrior Rising, we are committed to honoring our veterans by providing entrepreneurial support and services to the men and women who served our country and are now creating businesses. Join us this November 11th as we make dreams come true for our veterans.