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Veterans Day is a time for us to pay our respects to those who have served. For one day, we stand united in respect for you, our veterans.

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You already know why Veterans Day is important. You are the service members, veterans or family and friends of veterans who stay up-to-date on military news, pay, benefits, fitness and veteran jobs.

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Veterans Day is a time for us to pay our respects to those who have served. For one day, we stand united in respect for you, our veterans.

This holiday started as a day to reflect upon the heroism of those who died in our country's service and was originally called Armistice Day. It fell on Nov. 11 because that is the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I. However, in 1954, the holiday was changed to "Veterans Day" in order to account for all veterans in all wars.

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We celebrate and honor America's veterans for their patriotism, love of country and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.

What do you need to know about celebrating Veterans Day? Here's some more information.

Is Veterans Day on the same day every year?


When first celebrated as Armistice Day, the day marked the end of World War I, formally recognized on the "11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month" in 1918.

Today we continue to celebrate the day as Veterans Day, still recognizing the original tie with November 11. That means Veterans Day is on the same day every year -- November 11 -- regardless of on which day of the week it falls. When the date falls on a Saturday or Sunday, government officials or businesses may recognize it on both the official day and the following Monday.

Is Veterans Day a federal holiday?


Veterans Day is a federal holiday, a bank holiday and, in most states, a state holiday. That means that federal employees, including military members, are typically given the day off and, in most states, state workers are as well.

Whether Veterans Day is taken as a work holiday by companies is a business decision. Many companies choose to take off either Veterans Day or Columbus Day, which falls in October, but not both.

Do schools close on Veterans Day?


Many schools do close on Veterans Day, but whether they do so is typically not a one-size-fits-all decision.

Public school holidays are set by the local school board, while private school holidays are set by private officials. State and private school college holidays are set much the same way. Check with your local school to confirm their calendar.

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Sparty On
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1  seeder  Sparty On    4 weeks ago

A good Veterans day to all fellow Vets ..... thx for your service and i hope you have a great day.

 
 
 
evilgenius
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1.1  evilgenius  replied to  Sparty On @1    4 weeks ago

Thanks for the article. 

To everyone else enjoy the day and thanks to all my fellow Veterans & active duty military. 

 
 
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