When Is Veterans Day?

Veterans Day


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What day of the week is Veterans Day in 2016? 

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Veterans Day Dates

Veterans Day, a federal holiday, now honors and celebrates all veterans who have served during peace or wartime. Display the flag to salute our veterans! See American Flag Guidelines.

Note: In Canada, Remembrance Day is observed. This day honors veterans who have died in service to their country.

How did Veterans Day start? Read what the Almanac has to say, then visit the great sites below to learn more!

Year Veterans Day
2016 Friday, November 11
2017 Saturday, November 11
2018 Sunday, November 11

Veterans Day History

Originally Armistice Day, commemorating the signing of the agreement that ended World War I at 11:00 A.M., November 11, 1918, this federal holiday was changed to Veterans Day in 1954. At that time, it became a day to honor all the men and women who have served in the armed forces of the United States. Each year, special ceremonies are held at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.

Consider spending some time online learning more about our nation’s veterans. The Great War Society has developed a Web site devoted to World War I educational materials. The World War II Memorial celebrates the victory of “the greatest generation” with a design that uses moving water to harmonize with its natural surroundings. Visit the Korean War Veterans Memorial online; this moving memorial, dedicated in 1995, is the latest addition to the National Mall in Washington, D.C. See a registry of all the names on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington. Learn more about the military men and women who are on duty today.


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